New York Giants give Daniel Jones 4-year, $160M extension

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley will remain in East Rutherford

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley will stay in East Rutherford
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones needed to receives a commission and he did —handsomely. Huge Blue gave the 25-year-old signal-caller a four-year, $160 million extension, whereas additionally putting the franchise tag on RB Saquon Barkley, in accordance with experiences.

One of many cardinal sins an athlete could make is being overpaid. It doesn’t actually matter how they acquired it — be it a holdout or a clumsy entrance workplace — if the followers don’t suppose you’re definitely worth the wage cap hit, each grievance is punctuated with “… and we’re paying him $150 million!” Tobias Harris is a stable function participant, however Philadelphia 76ers followers won’t ever let that contract slide. New York Mets supporters really feel that approach about actually everybody they signal. And we’re nearing that time with the New York Giants and Daniel Jones.

The workforce didn’t decide up Jones’ fifth-year possibility earlier than the season, he had a serviceable turnaround yr below new coach Brian Daboll, received a playoff sport, and was rumored to be looking for north of $40 million per year. Dimes even changed agents to point out how severe he’s about how delusional he’s.

Being overpaid in a market like New York comes with a harsher highlight than virtually some other place, and it doesn’t take a lot for followers and media to flip the narrative from overachiever to overpaid fall man. Ask Julius Randle.

It seems signing Jones to a modest contract is a pipedream, and I’d love to listen to Eli Manning’s ideas on if the G-Males ought to nonetheless give Jones that long-term deal. However he doesn’t have a Lays product to promote this week, so that you’ll simply should settle with some man on the web making factors after which increasing upon them.

Who’re the opposite QBs getting $40 million on extra?

The most important buttresses to Jones’ argument are guys like Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, and even Aaron Rodgers. Jones arguably outplayed all of them a yr in the past, and nobody on that record makes lower than $40 million. Nevertheless, all of these names acquired that cash off from earlier work, and the Browns are… the Browns.

The opposite guys that make that form of cash are Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen. Quickly sufficient Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts will be part of that membership, and Jones can be left hanging out with Dak Prescott on the celebration, speaking about what the media doesn’t perceive about their video games.

Nothing Danny Spare Change has achieved is his profession comes near these quarterbacks’ peaks, and I don’t give a shit that Jones received a playoff sport. He had one competent yr, and nonetheless solely managed 22 whole touchdowns. There’s no approach in hell a entrance workplace, or teaching employees, appears at his resumé, and says with certainty, “We are able to win a Tremendous Bowl with Daniel Jones.”

Giving Jones the franchise tag messes with Saquon Barkley’s future

The rationale why Jones’ contract negotiation is so essential is that if they will’t determine it out, he’ll find yourself getting the franchise tag over Saquon Barkley. The star working again mentioned he’s approaching a brand new deal realistically, however even probably the most reasonable provide can be an insult. There’s greater than sufficient proof that giving working backs massive cash is a misappropriation of cap funds, and I don’t suppose Giants GM Joe Schoen is a dullard.

If the Giants can’t deliver again Barkley, they might discover a worthy alternative. That’s normally the way it works with working backs. Nevertheless, in the event that they fail to take action, and with the extensive receiver market/draft class the way in which it’s, the workforce might have an excellent greater deficiency in play making than in 2022.

Eight of the Giants’ 9 wins final season had been by one rating, and the workforce is begging to be a regression candidate. They don’t have to actively additional that trigger by dropping their finest ability participant and/or quarterback.

The Giants have an out with Jones, and will discover it

I’m of the camp that discovering a quarterback is de facto troublesome, and fixed turnover results in a Jets or Browns-type state of affairs the place it’s a self-defeating prophecy QB after QB after QB. So, if the Giants should franchise tag Jones, and he’s rubbish subsequent yr, they want an insurance coverage coverage that’s extra bankable than tanking for Caleb Williams.

A man like Hendon Hooker, the Tennessee QB who ought to have been on the Heisman ceremony even after tearing his ACL, is price a mid-round decide and can want a yr off. Let’s say groups catch on to the learn possibility stuff that Jones ran so nicely, and the Giants find yourself 6-11 or 7-10. For those who franchise him, then there’s an out or at the very least it’s proof that he ought to rethink his calls for, and have a keen backup with an important upside ready within the wings.

The choice — Jones constructing on final yr and changing into a constant sufficient man to possibly steal a Tremendous Bowl or two a la Eli Manning — is once you pay him $40 million, as a result of it positively shouldn’t occur this offseason.