Daniel Jones, Giants agree to long-term deal

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The Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones beat the clock.

According to multiple reports, Jones and the Giants came to an agreement on a long-term deal shortly before the 4 p.m. ET deadline for teams to use franchise tags. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is a four-year deal worth $160 million with another $35 million available through incentives.

The full structure of the deal will bring more information into how long the Giants are truly committed to Jones as their starting quarterback, but Jones gave them reason to think he can lead them to success during the 2022 season and the Giants did not want to start searching for another quarterback this offseason.

Instead, they will use their tag on running back Saquon Barkley and work on building around those two players as they try to get back to the playoffs again in 2023.

89 responses to “Daniel Jones, Giants agree to long-term deal

  1. Minnesota Vikings defense(less) is as responsible for that contract as anyone……………

  2. Strange. But maybe that new staff can do something with him like they did with Allen in Buffalo

  3. Worthless, losing player stealing money from idiots in NY. You all deserve the misery you will get with this.

  4. Would a better alternative be to pay Carr, Garropolo or Smith? At least Jones is 26 and always had potential. Seahawks paying 33 yr old Smith 35 mil a year? Same for Carr.

  5. This is based on future success not based on past performance. Huge gamble by the Giants on a QB that hasn’t shown much up til this point.

  6. The Giants really did not have many options ,get the man some receivers and an offensive line and he will live up to the contract !

  7. What are the actual contract numbers? Not the Shefter reported BS numbers.

  8. awesome!. Gonna look like peanuts in 2 years when he’s a top 5 qb making mid tier money. plus got barkley for a year. now go get tee

  9. Yikes.
    Need to see the real numbers that come after the announcement, especially after seeing what Geno Smith is truly getting, but damn that’s a lot of money for at best an average quarterback.

  10. Most people know Jones isn’t even close to an “Elite” QB, however he just turned the corner in this new system with a new staff. They are invested in him, and although he is a bit reluctant to toss the long ball he is quite versatile and let’s be honest, did he REAllY have a great offense to work with???? Try putting A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith, and Goedert as HIS pass catchers and see if there is a difference….

  11. Giants fan here. This is the going rate for an average to a little above average QB. I’m fine with the deal because they now franchises Barkley and have some room to fill the roster. Jones is much better than his stats, and I think he’ll show it when he gets some help.

  12. NFC East will be fun when Hurts gets 50 mil and the Eagles can’t keep all their good players like they could on his rookie number. Dak? He’s the most overrated QB in the league for his salary. Washington….. never mind. Jones is only 25 and had his best season with only Barkley as talent on offense.

  13. Ridiculous. When you’re desperate you overpay for a QB who has personality issues (AR) or potential legal/PR issues (Watson), but is a proven top tier talent. what you DO NOT do is overpay for a severely average quarterback which is Daniel Jones. There is no payoff in this scenario…

  14. Yikes. Geno’s making pennies in comparison. Enjoy overpaying for a QB like Daniel Jones. Sorry Giants fans.

  15. And people wonder why the Jets are interested in picking up Rodgers’ contract.

  16. No matter what any of you think, they re-signed him, and all the belly aching and amateur GM remarks aren’t going to change it a bit. Sorry to have to be the one to tell you all this, but it needed to be said.

  17. If you think this is overpaying, just wait until you see what the Eagles are going to pay for a running back!!

  18. Uh oh…all the “Elite” Jackson apologists will be chiming in about how their hero deserves more$. And, oh yeah, doesn’t have nearly the weapons Danny-Dimes does.

  19. And to think, just the other day most of you downvoted Derek Carr’s contract. The Saints will win their division, and the Giants will be lucky to come in third in their division.

  20. 4 year 160? Assume the 4th year is bogus and some of the money in the third year is voided. 3 year, 110 I would guess. Somewhat more than Carr, which sounds about right

  21. At least Duke is known for developing quarterbacks. Well, actually no.
    Gettleman was known for his draft prowess, well no yet again.
    5th year a charm? I doubt it, but we’ll see.
    I’m a Giants fan and I don’t get it. Schoen is sticking his neck out for this one.

  22. Carroll Prescott says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:04 pm
    Worthless, losing player stealing money from idiots in NY. You all deserve the misery you will get with this.

    **

    Your boy Dak has won just 1 more playoff game than Jones.

  23. About the dumbest move I’ve seen in years! Are the owners in NY just nuts??

  24. The guy is average at best. It doesn’t matter what the market value is you don’t have to pay the guy that. Carr, Smith,now this guy. WAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYtoo much money. And Saquan gets 10million?

  25. My Vikes might have lost to the G-men in the wild card round but even that L wasn’t this fat!!!

  26. Quality QB with receivers worse than the Ravens. Not sure how you genius mini GMs cannot factor that in. I don’t know what all the uproar is about. Teams have these QBs on the cheap for 5 years then you guys freak out when they are finally paid their worth.

  27. My take is that the Giants realize they simply don’t have any better options for the next few years. They’re not in a good position to draft a QB, there aren’t any sure things in the draft, their roster & coach are just good enough to make sure they aren’t in a high draft spot for the next couple years, and probably no one would offer a draft bounty for Jones. And the remaining free agents are either cost-prohibitive or questionable or both.

    So – taking in the full picture, the bird in the hand is the best of all their available options.

  28. Good luck building a team around that mediocre quarterback making $40 million a year. Better draft well.

  29. harrytootsie says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm
    The Giants really did not have many options ,get the man some receivers and an offensive line and he will live up to the contract !

    ——

    Gonna be hard to do after paying 2 guys $50m. They gonna blow $12m for a Jakobi Meyers? Because there are no good wr’s in free agency. They better hope to hit it big in the draft.

  30. Look. I get it Giants fans.. You want to bring in a more established veteran or someone whom you think is better than Jones. We’re in the same boat here in N.E. with our Jones.

    However, I think they’re both decent QB’s and with proper coaching and talent around them they’ll be successful. What you also have to keep in mind is that bringing in one of those other guys is just as detrimental. They’re brand new QB’s on a brand new team, new system, new players everything. There is an adjust period that would put you right back in the doldrums.

    N.E. fans can’t grasp that either. They just want Mac Jones gone and think its easier to bring in an established veteran with a name. Going from Tom Brady to anyone is going to be a massive drop off I don’t care who you are.

    Both Jones’s will be alright. Just give them some slack and lay off the negativity.. Then again, here in N.E. that’s all we are is negative, so that’s out…..

  31. I don’t think most fans understand the changes that are happening due to the legalization of gambling. The pie is growing almost exponentially and the cap will be going up and up over the next 5-10 years. 40 million a year isn’t going to be a crazy deal anymore. The money is getting stupid.

  32. cbmaximus says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:04 pm
    Would a better alternative be to pay Carr, Garropolo or Smith? At least Jones is 26 and always had potential. Seahawks paying 33 yr old Smith 35 mil a year? Same for Carr
    ——–
    But geno only has 3 year, 75 mil guaranteed. That’s only 25 mil per year. That’s actually a pretty good deal for Seattle.

  33. Seems like a lot of money for a guy who threw for 15 touchdowns in 16 games last year.

  34. Jones hit his peak level of performance last season,sadly it was mediocre at best. The Giants desperate for relevancy just got hosed.

  35. Yikes!! More stupidity and desperation. What a country. The guy stinks and he makes millions.

  36. Jones got paid. Lamar did not. Jones has an agent. Lamar won an MVP in 2019 and will finally pass Sam Darnold in earnings in 2023 (year 6). Lamar does not have an agent.

  37. Ed Donatell deserves a percentage of this contract. Jones was barely average when not playing the Vikes in 2022.

  38. Remember that time when Baker Mayfield made fun of the Giants for taking him in the first round of the 2019 draft. Who is laughing at who now?

  39. There is a good chance this will be something like a 3 year 105 million dollar deal with a fake year 4 at 55 million. Its still a hell of a payday for a mediocre dual threat QB. Lets see the guarantees and payouts.

  40. That is hilarious. False optimism after beating a lousy Vikings defense. Unbelievable. Not even sure if he is an adequate backup QB. They will regret this signing before the ink dries.

  41. Wow, was expecting something more like the Geno Smith deal. This seems like an overpay but I’ll wait for the actual numbers to get released.

  42. supercharger says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm
    Strange. But maybe that new staff can do something with him like they did with Allen in Buffalo
    ———————
    Daniel Jones is no Josh Allen.

  43. This is true, but Josh Allen wasn’t Josh Allen before Buffalo. And he looked like Jones as a rookie while coughing up the ball this year. Perhaps he’s missing the Giants head coach.
    ————————————–
    george1859 says:
    March 7, 2023 at 5:25 pm
    supercharger says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm
    Strange. But maybe that new staff can do something with him like they did with Allen in Buffalo
    ———————
    Daniel Jones is no Josh Allen.

  44. If he can match his level of play from last season, then this deal is reasonable – not great, but not terrible. However, if he reverts to the level of the prior couple of years, then it’s a disaster. Unfortunately I think last year was an outlier but I hope I’m wrong.

  45. It’s a four-year deal for a guy who led them to the playoffs under a competent coaching staff, his first. Fair deal. I don’t know what some of you think these QBs should make.

  46. I don’t fault the Giants running it back with Jones considering their draft position and the FA QB market. Without the full details of deal, can’t critique it. Given Jones full body of work, if they can’t get out clean before year 3, that would be an L

  47. harrytootsie says:
    March 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    The Giants really did not have many options ,get the man some receivers and an offensive line and he will live up to the contract ! //////// ‘With much praise comes much responsibility.’ … Let’s see him go ‘toe to toe’ with Mahomes .

  48. Why Lord? Why didn’t you bless me with mediocre QB skills? I could have done so much good in the world with my ridiculous NFL contract.

  49. LOL.
    He’s getting paid almost Aaron Rodgers money and he’s not any better than Andy Dalton

  50. It will be nice to see what king of QB Jones will eventually become. They’ve changed coaches and changed offenses so many times since they drafted him. His teammates barely get to know their assignments, then it’s time to change coaches again. It’s easy for the QB to learn, especially a guy as bright as Jones. But when your RB’s are missing their blitz pickups, and your receivers aren’t running routes correctly, and guys aren’t sure when you start calling audibles, you’re running at about 3/4 speed. Now, they’ll have a whole off-season to gain momentum and hit the ground running. I think jones is going to enter the elite QB status.

  51. Whenever there’s any kind of contract announcement, you know without looking what kind of half-wit nonsense will be lurking inside… as well as what kind of half-wits will have posted it.

    So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.

  52. Why would he take less? He’s a starter in this league and will develop further. Giants won two super bowls with Eli. They’ll be okay, I promise. Only one team can win it all every year and there are only a few guys that can elevate a team to the prize. If they can field a team around him I can see an NFCCG in their future. But I can see a lot of teams in that position bc while we put a lot of pressure on the QB position the reality is that it takes a team to get there.

  53. Man they paid that much for a guy who threw 15Tds in a full NFL season? Ouch!

  54. Kinda weird seeing people freak out watching the cost of everything going up while their wages continue to stagnate getting REALLY upset about other people making money while siding with the BILLIONAIRES who are being forced to pay these mercenary athletes millions. The SAME BILLIONAIRES who pay millions to politicians to ensure that working class wages NEVER go up. But tell me again about how those greedy athletes are ruining this once perfect game.

  55. The lesson is to pick up the 5th year option if you change regimes. Or just do it in case you plan on starting and sticking with the QB in question. He could have played for 23M and then the Giants would have known if he ran too much, needed coaching, was lucky etc. Not they’re stuck, not knowing and just hoping. He is a good QB. Not at that price. I would have just drafted to late round QB’s and added a career back-up. Giant’s are not there yet. Fools gold.

  56. Seems people dont realize the cap is increasing along with NFL revenues. This looks a lot compared to deals 5-year old, but will look small in 2-3 year time. Get away the last year and he’s probably around 35+ m a year, its not that irresponsible. now, whether to give it to him, its another question

  57. The Giants definitely overpaid Jones, who has yet to take his team beyond the divisional round of the layoffs.

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