NY Giants fans remain split over expected number for Daniel Jones contract

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

As we’ve said time and time again, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is going to be a busy man this offseason. At the top of his list is figuring out what in the world to do with quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley. The franchise tag feels like it could be the best possible move to make with Barkley.

As for Jones? A 3-4 deal is likely on the way. According to ESPN insider Jordan Raanan, the expected number for Jones would be $35 million a year. So, if this is a four-year contract, Jones would be looking at around $140 million? That appears to be the case.

NY Giants QB Daniel Jones could be looking at $35 million a year in his next deal

With the franchise tag for a QB a little north of $32 million, an offer of around $35 million per campaign doesn’t feel like it’s way over the top for Jones, who is coming off his best campaign with the Giants since they used a No. 6 overall pick on him. However, plenty of people still think $35 million is far too much for Danny Dimes.

While some people are against that kind of cash for Jones, a lot of NY supporters are signing a different tune, as they feel $35 million for Jones would be a great deal. With the way the QB market is set right now, that amount per season really does feel like it could be good business for Schoen and NY.

However, the worry is that Jones has been so inconsistent throughout his career. One thing you have to remember here, though, is that 2022 was Jones’ first campaign working under Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

We all saw the kind of impact those two, plus quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney, had on Jones. Jones topped 3,000 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, while also adding more than 700 rushing yards and seven more scores.

Jones must come back in 2023 and beyond for this team. He’s earned a new contract, but it’s now up to Schoen to decide just how bad he wants Jones under center for the long haul.