Daniel Jones is out of his mind with reported contract demands for Giants
Trust us when we say that we loved seeing the progression from NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones this past season. Danny Dimes had countless people calling for him to be benched leading up to Week 1, but he powered the G-Men to the postseason for the first time since 2016. He silenced a lot of people.
However, Jones appears to be getting a bit cocky this offseason, knowing that he’s up for a major payday from the Giants and general manager Joe Schoen. Originally, it was expected that Jones would be looking for around $35-37 million per season.
Even that number seemed like too much money for the former No. 6 overall pick. Well, go ahead and add about $10 million. Now how do you feel?
Daniel Jones wanting $45 million a year would be absolutely insane
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Mike Florio, talks between the Giants and Jones haven’t gone according to plan thus far. Not only that, but Danny Dimes indeed could be looking for a new deal that would potentially reach at least $45 million a season. There’s just now way that will happen.
"“Jones wants more than the Giants have offered. Possibly as much as $45 million per year, or more,” Florio wrote. “The Giants could respond by simply applying the franchise tag to Jones. The non-exclusive level would cost them $32.416 million, and it would allow him to try to sign with another team — if that team is willing to give up a pair of first-round picks to get him.”"
With how things are playing out early on in the negotiations, the franchise tag really does feel like the most likely outcome for Jones. On no planet is Schoen going to give him $45 million a year. Again, there’s just no way this is going to happen.
Jones did finish with more than 3,000 passing yards last season, but his 15 touchdowns were nothing to write home about. Yes, he did top 700 rushing yards and seven more scores, but does he really thing he’s going to get this kind of dough?
From our chair, anything in the $33-35 million deal would be acceptable for a young signal-caller who has posted one good year with the team. Jones is borderline out of line for wanting so much money. He has to get real here.