East Rutherford, NJ — new york giants plan to proceed with Daniel Jones As their starting quarterback, general manager Joe Shane said at the season-ending press conference. It’s simply a matter of how they get there.
Jones, 25, will become a free agent at the end of the season. The Giants plan to either sign him to a long-term deal or have the franchise tag at his disposal.
“We want Daniel to be here,” he said. [Sunday], it has a business side to it. However, I feel that Daniel has played well this season. He did everything we asked him to do. … hopefully Daniel Jones will be back. ”
There was no reason for the quarterback to hold back on their plans this offseason. It’s been less than a year since the Giants refused to exercise their fifth-year option on their rookie deal.
Jones has had a proven year under Shane’s new administration and coach Brian Daball. All he did was beat them by putting together the best season of his career, reaching the playoffs, and winning a postseason game on his first try.
Boss plans to build a team around the sixth overall drafted quarterback in 2019.
“I’m glad Daniel is here. I’m glad he’s here,” Shane said. “I would love to be able to do something with his agent. That is the goal. Build a team around him so he can lead us to a Super Bowl championship.” am.”
The quarterback’s franchise tag under the $220 million salary cap is $31.7 million.
Negotiations are scheduled to take place within the next month. The franchise tag deadline is his March 7th.
“It takes two. Both sides will have that conversation,” Schoen said. “We haven’t crossed that bridge yet. We have the tools at our disposal.”
Jones said he wanted to return the day after the 38-7 playoff loss to the Eagles. With both parties having similar goals, it seems like a pretty sure bet that it will eventually happen.
“I really enjoyed my time here and would love to stay here,” Jones said. “There’s a business side to everything, a lot of which I don’t think I can control. I have love and respect for this organization and ownership and the people in this locker room. That’s why I’m here.” I want to be in. I really enjoyed being here and let’s see how it all goes.”
Jones threw for 3,205 yards and had a 67.2% pass completion rate this season. He had 15 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions, but also ran for 708 yards and 7 touchdowns.
He checked all the boxes one by one. Turnovers, once his biggest problem, have become a strength. Jones had just nine turnovers in 18 starts this season, including the playoffs.
He also remained fit all season long. It was the first time in Jones’ four-year career that he did not miss a game due to injury. He was also a consistent big-spot clutch play throughout the season when the Giants won 10 games by a score of 1 or less.
“I don’t know if there were necessarily aha moments or anything like that,” Shane said. Please, I’m happy with how he’s played this season.”
Giants looked less optimistic about running backs squon barkleyShane expressed hope that he would return, but that didn’t seem like such a big priority.
Barkley said a day earlier that he wasn’t going to stick to a market reset in San Francisco’s recession. Christian McCaffrey Averaged $16 million per season.
The running back’s franchise tag is likely to be $9.9 million.
“Listen, Saqwon did everything we asked him to do and he’s a good footballer,” Shane said. Consider how you want to structure and allocate resources, and that’s the end result.”
“Again, he’s a good footballer. He’s endured well this year. He’s played well. ”
But Jones appears at the top of that list.