USC QB Sam Darnold is unlikely to leave school and enter the 2018 NFL Draft after the season, a source told Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM in Colorado.
The 1-6 Giants have the third-worst record in the league, better than only the Browns and 49ers, who are both 0-7.
The 20-year-old Darnold has completed 183 of 288 passes for 2,292 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games this season for the 6-2 Trojans.
Darnold said before the season that a report that he might remain in school instead of entering the 2018 Draft did not come from him, but remained vague about his future.
"I don't really have many thoughts about that," he said. "I don't think any team should tank their season because of me. I'm just taking this every day, one day at a time. That's all I can do."
"I'm looking forward to whatever lies ahead of my future," he said. "But I'm really just taking it one day at a time."
Darnold completed 246 of 366 passes for 3,086 yards with 31 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 regular season games last season. He went 33-for-53 for 453 yards with five touchdowns and one interception during USC's 52-49 Rose Bowl win over Penn State on Jan. 2.
The last time a New York team had the first overall pick in the Draft was 1997, when QB Peyton Manning decided to return to play his final year at Tennessee instead of entering the Draft.
"I'm having an incredible experience as a student-athlete at Tennessee,'' Manning said at the time "But if I'm good enough to play in the NFL, as many experts say I am, then I can only be better after one more season."