Quarterback Daniel Jones has signed a four-year deal with the New York Giants worth $160 million. Jones, a former sixth overall pick, has spent all four years of his career thus far with the Giants.
So #Giants QB Daniel Jones gets his deal, 4 years and $160M with $35M more available in incentives.
Saquon Barkley gets the tag.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2023
Daniel Jones, New York Giants, Agree to Contract
Daniel Jones had the best season of his career so far in 2022 – a turnaround that was quite needed given the two rough seasons before that. He finished with 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns, five interceptions, and 708 rushing yards with seven touchdowns. Most of his numbers this year are career highs, including a 67.2% completion percentage. His 15 touchdown passes were not a career high, but he was much more efficient this year than ever before and he helped his team to a 9-6-1 record and playoff berth. The numbers may not be spectacular by any means, but this season may have saved his career.
Jones played for Duke from 2016 to 2018, with his most notable achievement during that time being the 2019 Senior Bowl MVP. He was drafted sixth overall by the Giants in 2019, becoming the heir apparent to Eli Manning. Jones was named the starter in Week 3, and in only 12 games, he passed for 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions plus two rushing touchdowns.
However, Jones’ numbers went down greatly over the next two years as both he and the entire Giants offense struggled. He had 21 total touchdown passes over those two years, despite missing only eight games in that same time period. Ultimately, the coaching staff seems to have been a big part of the equation – Pat Shurmur was the coach during his promising rookie year, Joe Judge the coach during his two years of struggle, and Brian Daboll the coach during his semi-breakout year. Jones will be looking to keep the momentum going in 2023.
Thus far in his career, Jones has a total of 11,603 passing yards, 60 touchdowns, 34 interceptions, and 12 rushing touchdowns.
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