New Daniel Jones contract update has fire alarms written all over it

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

Things look like they’re about to get serious between the NY Giants and quartback Daniel Jones. The two sides have been in negotiations for a long-term deal, as Jones, who didn’t have his fifth-year option picked up, is out of time on his rookie contract leading up to the 2023 campaign.

With this, the Giants will either franchise tag him ($32 million) or give him a new contract, which is expected to be in the 3-4 year range. With Jones looking for top dollar, he has decided to make a pretty substantial change, as he will be switching agents to help him with his talks.

Not only that, but Ryan Dunleavy is reporting that things haven’t exactly gone great between him and Joe Schoen to start. Dunleavy’s latest report just doesn’t sound good at all.

NY Giants QB Daniel Jones changing agents feels like a pretty big deal

If Jones is looking for $35 million a season, that means a four-year contract would be in the $140 million range. That’s a substantial amount of change for the Giants to spend on Danny Dimes, who is coming off a strong showing in 2022.

However, the worry behind giving Jones so much money, which has Giants fans split, is that he has been incredibly inconsistent early on in his career. With that said, we all just saw the massive impact head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka had on him this past fall.

Behind the strong right arm of Jones, plus his impressive wheels, the Giants went 9-7-1 during the regular season and then they took down the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Round. In the Divisional Round loss to the Eagles, though, it was a completely different story for Jones and the rest of the offense.

Philly dominated New York and it was a brutal way to end the year. Now, the Giants are looking towards the future and they surely want Jones to be part of their plans. However, the money is also going to have to make sense for them. Jones understandably wants to be paid appropriately, but if he asks for too much, the franchise tag could be on the way for him.

From the looks of what Dunleavy posted on Twitter, NY and Jones aren’t close to meeting in the middle. Only time will tell if something gets done or not, but the early word surely won’t sit well with a lot of fans.