The New York Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones have agreed on a four-year deal that is worth up to $160 million. The deal includes $35 million dollars in extra incentives and will pay him $82 million in the first two seasons. According to the reports on the deal, once he signs it the deal comes with $94 million that is virtually guaranteed to land in the quarterback’s bank account. The team worked right up to the deadline for the franchise tag to get the deal signed and did just that. Thanks to this deal the team was able to franchise tag running back Saquon Barkley.
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This past 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. Jones took an obvious step up this past season and even helped the team win a Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs.
It was important for New York to get this deal done before the deadline so they could also keep running back Saquon Barkley on the roster. Now the team will focus on his long-term deal, free agency, and the 2023 NFL Draft.