Did The NY Giants Get It Right With The Daniel Jones Contract?
The New York Giants barely beat the franchise tag deadline on Wednesday evening and signed quarterback Daniel Jones to a long term contract. The deal in total is worth $160 million and $82 million guaranteed at signing. This of course is per our good friend ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan. He will also be getting up to $35 million in incentives within the contract. The moral of the story is that the 25 year old will be getting paid quite a bit moving forward with Big Blue. I believe he absolutely deserves every penny. Below is my quick take on this from The Times Union:
It doesn't matter whether you think Giants quarterback deserves $35 million not, because he earned the going rate. Quarterbacks are in high demand and Jones put together his best season when he absolutely needed to have it. It's a lot of money for only one good season, but the Giants feel like the ceiling is high, especially under Head Coach Brian Daboll. Let's hope the Giants can also figure out way to sign running back Saquon Barkley to a long-term contract too.
MJ and I had on our guy Bobby Skinner from Talkin Giants to discuss the Daniel Jones contract and many other Giants offseason moves. Below is our full interview with him from earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.
The Giants still have some work to do this offseason especially around Saquon Barkley and other unrestricted free agents. But they did successfully get the biggest piece done which was locking up Jones long term. I hope Daniel Jones continues to prove the doubters wrong and kills it these next few years.