Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is looking to get paid after a strong 2022 season. Jones switched his agents from CAA to Athletes First and he is reportedly looking for $45 million a year or more. According to New York Daily News, he is looking for more.
The Giants will more than likely use the non-exclusive franchise tag with both sides still working out the contract extension. The deadline to franchise tag players is Tuesday, the Giants would be able to offer Jones a one-year deal for $32.416 million way short of what Jones wants.
If Jones does get franchise tagged he can sit out of all the offseason workouts, training camp, and preseason and just show up for the regular season to get his money. That could hurt him, sitting out means not being able to prepare for the season in which he has to have a good one if he wants to get picked up by a team or get the long-term money in New York.
In 2024 the Giants can tag him again, at a 20 percent raise over his 2023 pay. That would be $38.89 million. It may not be what Jones wants but that is how the Collective Bargaining agreement works. Jones won’t hit the open market until 2025.
Not sure if this would happen but the Giants could tag Jones for a third time in 2024. There would be a 44 percent increase in pay. If he does play well the next two seasons and the salary cap and market keep going up maybe $56 million wouldn’t sound crazy.
If there is no deal done and Jones gets franchise tagged he won’t get the money he wants for some time. Barring there is a deal that pops up before Tuesday that both sides can agree on the Giants will more than likely tag Jones.
Jones had a great season and he has turned a lot of heads but a good amount of NFL personnel are asking to see more from Jones before they would sign him for over $45 million. It’s understandable other quarterbacks in the league like Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murry is making that much money because they have shown what they can do year in and year out. Jones had one good season but he needs to capitalize and do it again to show he can sustain this level of play.