Anonymous NFL exec blasts the Giants for the Daniel Jones mega-deal

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The NY Giants are going to have to deal with this kind of nonsense for a while, aren't they? From the moment the G-Men inked quarterback Daniel Jones to his four-year, $160 million deal last month, people were calling out the organization left and right.

Hey, you may not like it, but Jones 100 percent earned an extension after his strong play in 2022. Not only that, the quarterback market is set the way it is and there was nothing Joe Schoen could do about that. Now, Jones is going to be amped up to not only live up to his new contract, but also send his haters to shut-it town as well.

You can add an unknown league executive to the list. In a new piece from The Athletic's Mike Sando, he spoke with several NFL execs about how NY's offseason went. One in particular wasn't a fan of the Giants' business with Danny Dimes.

Daniel Jones will have countless haters coming after him in 2023

"“They would have been better off doing a bad deal with Saquon Barkley and (franchise) tagging Jones rather than the other way around. Who was going to step out and pay Daniel Jones? That one was wild.” "

Unknown NFL exec to Mike Sando

The issue with tagging Jones would have been the cap hit that would have come with it. Had the Giants placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jones, it would have resulted in a $32.4 million cap hit for 2023. That would have been back-breaking for Schoen.

It also would have prevented him from being able to make some of the big offseason moves he's already recorded. Things have been highlighted by signing Bobby Okereke and Parris Campbell, trading for Darren Waller and re-signing Darius Slayton to his two-year deal.

The Giants were also able to place the tag on Barkley. The Jones contract provided the Giants with a lot of financial flexibility. We understand the $160 million is eye-opening, but with the guaranteed money coming during the first two years, the Giants could move on after the 2024 campaign.

Jones doesn't want that to happen, though, as he'll be ready to put on a show starting in Week 1 this fall. Coach Brian Daboll has full belief in the young signal-caller and so does Schoen. At the end of the day, that matters way more than what some anonymous exec has to say.

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