The New York Giants are trying to beat clock when it comes to locking up quarterback Daniel Jones to a long term deal.
According to NFL’s Ian Rapoport discussions between the Giants and Jones’ party got a little “tense” as the two sides continued to negotiate deep into the night. Jones has requested a deal north of $45 million a year.
From @GMFB: #Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will get the tag today, talks for #Giants QB Daniel Jones got pretty tense but continued deep into the night… plus #Seahawks QB Geno Smith and #Saints QB Derek Carr got paid. pic.twitter.com/MT5ZAW9PEa— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2023
If the Giants do not come to terms on a long term deal with Jones, the Giants could slap the franchise tag on him, which will pay Jones over $32 million this season.
Giants and Daniel Jones' agents continue to work towards a long-term contract. A lot of moving parts but they remain motivated to get a deal done before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 7, 2023
If not, franchise tag will be used on Jones. Saquon Barkley then gets to at least test the market.
As for Saquon Barkley that is another story. Barkley is set to be a free agent. There has been question whether they would franchise tag Barkley or let him walk via free agency. Facts are the Giants main focus via long term deals has been Daniel Jones.