New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is in the process of switching agents ahead of his negotiations for a new contract. Last offseason the team, under new management, did not exercise the quarterback’s fifth-year option at the end of his rookie deal. With his level of play this season they may be regretting that decision now. Jones is expected to make north of 30 million dollars per year in his new deal and could get franchise tagged this offseason. CAA has represented Jones since the Giants drafted him in 2019 from the Duke Blue Devils and will now be represented by Athletes First.
Update: #Giants QB Daniel Jones wants more than New York has offered him. Possibly as much as $45 million per year, or more. A source tells Mike Florio.
Jones has recently switched agents, from CAA to Athletes First. pic.twitter.com/HGhG3B1V2h
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 20, 2023
This season with the New York Giants, Daniel Jones completed 317 passes for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions on 472 attempts. He also rushed the ball 120 times for 708 yards and seven rushing touchdowns. With Jones set to be a free agent and the two sides seemingly far apart right now, the team may decide to franchise tag him to start the offseason. That comes with its own set of problems for the team.
When a team franchise tags a player it is a signal to the league, the player, and his agent that the team values the player at a high rate. It seems that either way, the Giants will need to pay Jones in the offseason and perhaps make him one of the highest paid players currently in the NFL.