Things sure are going to get complicated for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen in the coming weeks. Fresh off scouting players at the Senior Bowl, it’s back to the negotiating table with Saquon Barkley and his reps. That’s not the only major decision Schoen has, as he’ll also need to figure things out with quarterback Daniel Jones too.
Danny Dimes did more than enough to lock his in place as the starting signal-caller of Big Blue for the future, but we now have to wait and see how much dough Schoen is going to put on the table for him. According to reporter Connor Hughes, Jones could be looking for around $35-37 million a year.
That’s not a small chunk of change and even the biggest of NY supporters think this is too much for Jones to get. This could turn out to be four years, and around $140 million for a young quarterback who sure took a step forward in 2022, but he’s far from perfect. Could the easiest move be just to tag him?
NY Giants are in a tough spot with Daniel Jones’ new contract
Heading into the new season, the price of the franchise tag for a quarterback has been set at $32.4 million. That’s not what Jones is reportedly hoping to earn a year, but it’d also be a one-year fix for the Giants. If Jones goes on to have an even bigger year in 2023 and proves that he’s worth every penny, then maybe you can pay him what he wants.
The issue here is that Jones is eyeing a 3-4 year contract, and with such a high annual salary, there’s a lot of people hesitant to put something well over $100 million in front of him. Despite Jones tossing for more than 3,000 yards last season, he did only toss 15 touchdowns.
The 700+ yards on the ground and seven scores was special, but worth nearly $40 million per campaign? There’s arguments from both sides, especially with the way the QB market has been set.
This is all undoubtedly difficult for Schoen, especially with all the other priorities in front of him this offseason. Hey, maybe give Jones the $32.4 million and call it a day. We wouldn’t mind seeing that happen. Would Jones? Well, that’s likely a differenty story.