Boomer Esiason blasts Giants QB Daniel Jones over contract rumors

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

We’ve seen a lot of talk regarding Daniel Jones over the past few weeks and things aren’t going to slow down until he’s either tagged or signs a multi-year deal with the NY Giants. Jones is coming off easily the best season of his career, which is why he’s hoping to earn top dollar from general manager Joe Schoen.

However, Mike Florio reported that Jones was eyeing something in the $45 million a year range, which a lot of people couldn’t believe. The long list of folks includes legendary quarterback Boomer Esiason.

While speaking on his WFAN radio show, Esiason called out Jones over the large figure. If you ask Esiason, the G-Men should offer Jones up to $18 million a year less. Oh my.

Boomer Esiason didn’t hold back going after NY Giants QB Daniel Jones

Esiason himself couldn’t believe the number that’s being floated around for Jones, as he said Danny Dimes should be getting between $27-32 million a year. With the way today’s QB market is set, there’s no way Jones is going to settle for $27 million a campaign. At the same time, $45 million won’t be happening for him either.

Remember that it’s still early on in negotiations. There’s still time for Schoen and Jones to find a sweet spot, with a lot of people thinking $35-37 million could end up being where the two sides end up meeting.

In his first year working with new head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, Jones really took a step forward and he was exciting to watch throughout the season. His 3,205 yards and 15 passing touchdowns didn’t jump off the table, but the 700+ rushing yards and seven scores on the ground did.

His dual-threat abilities make him a key weapon for this offense. We could see the Giants use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jones, but with the $32.4 million cap hit, Schoen would like to prevent going that route. The solution? A long-term deal with Jones, but well under $45 million a year.