The New York Giants did beat the franchise tag deadline to get a long-term deal carried out with Daniel Jones, reaching an settlement on a four-year, $160 million take care of their franchise quarterback minutes earlier than Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline handed. Jones will get $35 million in incentives and was set to get the franchise tag if a contract wasn’t reached by the deadline.
Jones will get $82 million totally assured, which can cowl the primary two years of the deal, per ESPN. The 2023 cap hit is round $19 million, in accordance with Ian Rapoport. The common annual wage of $40 million places Jones tied for the seventh-highest paid quarterback within the NFL whereas his assured wage at $82 million is eighth highest within the league.
“I stated after the season I like this place,” Jones advised Giants.com. “I’ve actually loved my time right here & I need to be right here. I’ve nice respect for this group, the Maras, the Tisches, my coaches and teammates. I’m joyful we had been in a position to come to an settlement.”
Since the Giants had been in a position to get a deal carried out with Jones, New York positioned the franchise tag on Saquon Barkley — giving the operating again a assured $10.091 million in 2023. The Giants now have till July 17 to work out a long-term take care of Barkley because of this.
Giants General Manager Joe Schoen on getting the deal carried out with Jones: “We are all happy that we had been in a position to come to an settlement previous to as we speak’s deadline. This provides us a larger skill to proceed to construct our roster.”
A profession 12 months from Jones earned him this extension. Not solely did Jones have the bottom interception charge within the league final season (1.1%), however he reached profession highs in completion proportion (67.2%), passing yards (3,205) and in passer ranking (92.5). He additionally added profession highs in speeding yards (708) and speeding touchdowns (seven).
Jones solely had eight turnovers on the season, by far the bottom variety of his profession because the Giants did not ask him to do an excessive amount of with the offense as he grew to become extra snug with the system. The Giants gained their first playoff sport in 11 years with Jones on the helm.
Barkley rushed for 1,312 yards final season, which was fourth within the NFL — and probably the most by a Giants operating again since Tiki Barber in 2006. He completed with 1,650 yards from scrimmage in 2022, good for seventh within the league.
Jones’ success with the Giants is tied with Barkley. He has 44 passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his profession in video games Barkley performs and simply 16 passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions in video games Barkley doesn’t play. His passer ranking is 91.4 in video games Barkley performs and 77.3 in video games Barkley would not play.
The Giants are banking on Jones and Barkley as franchise gamers, whereas making an attempt to construct a great supporting solid round them after a shocking divisional spherical playoff look final season. New York is in search of a deeper playoff run with its two core gamers locked up for 2023.