New York Giants ‘agree HUGE four-year, $160m deal with quarterback Daniel Jones, 25, and use non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley’
The New York Giants have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $160million contract with quarterback Daniel Jones.
According to multiple reports, Big Blue have given Jones a deal with an extra $35m in incentives.
The deal left the door open for the Giants to keep Saquon Barkley, who had the non-exclusive franchise tag placed upon him.
This leaves a range of options open for Barkley’s future. He can negotiate with other teams, and should he agree to terms, the Giants have the option to match the contract.
If they were to choose otherwise, the East Rutherford franchise would receive two first-round picks.
Daniel Jones will remain a New York Giant after a reported deal was reportedly agreed Tuesday
He and star running back Saquon Barkley look set to continue together in East Rutherford, NJ
Like Tony Pollard, of the rival Dallas Cowboys, Barkley will receive a 2023 salary of $10.09m, if he is to remain in New York.
The Giants confirmed the moves to Dailymail.com Tuesday afternoon.
Jones and Barkley were key to a Big Blue revival, which saw the previously struggling franchise make a surprise run to the playoffs.
Brian Daboll’s team went on the road to Minnesota in the Wild Card round and left with a 31-24 win.
The Giants’ season ended with a whimper though, after running into a ferocious Philadelphia team in the NFC Divisional round.
Through 2022, Jones threw for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The former Duke quarterback had a passer rating of 92.5.
Jones also showed he can be a force with his legs, rushing for 708 yards and seven touchdowns.
Barkley earned himself a Pro Bowl spot for his season, running for a career-high 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Saquon Barkley had a career-high 1,312 rushing yards in 2022, in what was a comeback year