New York Giants agree HUGE $160 million four-year deal with 25-year-old quarterback Daniel Jones and use non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley
The New York Giants have reportedly agreed a four-year, $160 million contract with quarterback Daniel Jones.
According to multiple reports, Big Blue has given Jones a deal with an additional $35 million in incentives.
The deal left the door open for the Giants to keep Saquon Barkley, who had the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him.
This leaves a range of options open for Barkley’s future. He can negotiate with other teams and if he agrees to the terms, the Giants have the option to match the contract.
If they chose otherwise, the East Rutherford franchise would get two picks in the first round.
Daniel Jones remains a New York giant after a deal was reportedly struck on 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 salary of $10.09 million in 2023 if he wants to stay in New York.
The Giants told WhatsNew2Day.com on Tuesday afternoon that the moves were not yet official, but expected them to be finalized soon.
Jones and Barkley were key to a Big Blue revival, with the formerly struggling franchise making a surprise run to the playoffs.
Brian Daboll’s team headed to Minnesota in the Wild Card round, leaving with a 31-24 victory.
The Giants’ season ended on a whimper, however, after they faced 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 pass score of 92.5.
Jones also showed he can be a force with his legs, rushing for 708 yards and seven touchdowns.
Barkley earned a Pro Bowl spot for his season, racking up 1,312 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns.
Saquon Barkley had a career-high 1,312 rushing yards in 2022, in what was a comeback year