Giants Agree to Deal with Daniel Jones, Tag Saquon Barkley
The New York Giants got it done.
Just before the 4 p.m. deadline to place the franchise tag on pending free agents, Big Blue agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract with quarterback Daniel Jones. The move keeps Jones, who enjoyed the best year of his career in town for the long term.
Over the last couple weeks, reports indicated that Jones was seeking a deal north of $45 million per year after switching agencies from CAA to Athletes First. Jones and the G-Men agreed to a deal that would pay him $82 million guaranteed according to Albert Breer. Tom Pelissaro of NFL Network also Tweeted out that Jones’ contract contained $35 million in incentives.
The full guarantee on Giants QB Daniel Jones' deal: $82 million.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 7, 2023
Covers the first two years of the contract.
In addition to retaining Jones, the Giants were able to slap the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley. The former first round pick from 2018 will make $10 million this season.
Barkely had a renaissance year in 2022, rushing for 1,312 yards, a 4.4. yards per carry clip, and 10 touchdowns.