NFL insider links Daniel Jones with team that not even his enemies would want for him

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Yes, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen has said there’s ‘no doubt’ that Daniel Jones will be his starting quarterback in 2023, but until the pen is put to paper, it feels like anything could happen. However, in the stunning event that Schoen and the G-Men let Danny Dimes walk, could he end up actually staying put in the same city?

That’s something Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer is leaving on the table. In a recent piece, the NFL insider said that the New York Jets are exploring all kinds of different options for their problem at QB, including potentially ‘luring’ Jones away from Big Blue.

Could the NY Jets actually make a run at trying to land Daniel Jones?

"“As for the Jets, it seems clear that Rodgers (under the right circumstances) would be their first choice, but this isn’t an Aaron-or-bust situation. They’re exploring everything, from Rodgers and Carr, to Ryan Tannehill and Jimmy Garoppolo, to even the idea of bringing Geno Smith back or luring Daniel Jones from across town.”"

This is the first time we’ve seen Jones linked with a potential move to Big Blue’s cross-town rivals and we don’t like it one bit. The Jets have been a complete and total dumpster fire in recent years. Why in the world would Jones want to trade his Giants jersey for that other one in East Rutherford? The G-Men are trending up, while the opposite is the case for Robert Saleh’s squad.

Several quarterback have been mentioned as possible starters for the Jets in 2023: the list includes Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo and several others. Right now, Jones is still trying to work things out for a long-term contract with the Giants, though there appears to be quite a gap there.

Schoen and Brian Daboll know they have the non-exclusive franchise tag available to use on Jones, which would result in a $32.4 million deal for next season. Both parties are trying to avoid this move, but it’s feeling more and more likely that’s what will go down.

However, there’s still – as small as it may be – a chance that Schoen and Co. decide to move on from Jones and let him see what else is out there in free agency. Trust us, Mr. Jones, you don’t want to join the Jets. Bring your number down by $15 million a year if you have to, because playing for Gang Green would be the last thing you want to do to try and help your career.