Giants news: ‘Tension boiled over’ between Joe Schoen and Daniel Jones’ agents in talks
Any minute now, we’re going to find out whether or not NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will be playing on the non-exclusive franchise tag or a new contract next season. With the deadline set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the two sides are almost out of time to get something over the finish line. On Monday, Joe Schoen and Daniel Jones’ agents were negotiating for hours.
While Geno Smith and the Seahawks were able to get a three-year, $105 million contract wrapped up, Schoen and Jones’ team saw Monday come and go without finalizing anything. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the conversations got a bit heated at times.
NY Giants are still hoping to give Daniel Jones a new contract
As Rapoport mentioned in the video above, this is common. At the end of the day, Jones’ agents want the best for their client, while Schoen also is going to have to draw a line in the sand at some point. Regardless of whether or not things got a bit chippy at times, it’s clear that both parties want to get this new contract done by Tuesday afternoon.
There’s a lot riding here with how things play out for Jones. As we’re sure you already know, if the Giants place the tag on Danny Dimes, then this will open the door for Saquon Barkley to leave in free agency – Schoen and Barkley’s reps still have a bit of a gap there too and it doesn’t look like something will get done for No. 26.
However, the Giants would be able to tag Barkley and pay him $10.1 next season if they’re able to ink Jones to his multi-year deal. Some reports have stated that things keep getting closer and closer for Jones and NY, while others are saying it’ll be the tag for him.
The $32.4 million cap hit would be back-breaking for Schoen and the Giants if that’s the route they end up going with Jones. That’s why the Big Blue front office is working tirelessly to sign Jones to a new contract. It feels like a 50-50 that the Giants will get it done. Hang on to your hats, folks: everyone will have an answer soon.