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New York Giants expected cost to re-sign Daniel Jones revealed

After helping lead the team to their first playoff appearance in seven seasons, the New York Giants will likely have to make Daniel Jones one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league to re-sign him.

In the offseason, the Giants made a decision that many around the NFL felt was a smart risk. Instead of signing Daniel Jones to a new long-term extension, the organization let him play out the final year of his rookie contract and prove he was a better player than what he showed in his first three seasons.

The 25-year-old took on the challenge, and with the help of head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, the 2019 first-round pick had the best season of his career. Leading a solid offense in 2022-2023 and played his best ball late in games and at the end of the season when it mattered most.

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Now, the New York Giants are in a difficult position where they must pay up, or lose their starting QB and risk a slide back in 2023 after making so much progress in their rebuild this season. The big question for many now is, how much will the organization need to fork over for a talented young player at a premium position?

New York Giants will likely need to pay Daniel Jones over $30 million annually

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Quarterback is one of the most important positions to play in sports. There is a lot of responsibility and expectation heaped on starting players in the role. That is why the top QBs are some of the highest-paid athletes in sports.

While Jones took some major leaps forward in 2022-2023 and crushed QB rushing records for the New York Giants, he isn’t seen as one of the elites of the sport. He did not earn Pro Bowl honors this season and only threw 15 touchdowns in 16 starts. Nevertheless, there are few players who can fill the starting signal-caller spot competently in the NFL, and Daniel Jones did that and more this season.

On Thursday, Heavy.com received a projection on what it will take to re-sign Jones from a “prominent NFL agent” familiar with the New York Giants situation. And in their experienced opinion, the belief was that Daniel Jones would “command at least $30 million annually.” That would place him at 13 in annual salary for a QB in 2022 (via Over The Cap).

  • Daniel Jones stats (2022-2023): 3,913 total yards, 22 total TD, 5 INT, 92.5 passer rating

The same day, NJ Advance Media reported that general manager Joe Schoen will likely place a franchise tag on Jones in the offseason so they can have more time to negotiate a long-term deal. A franchise tag would see the QB make just over $32 million next season.

Assuming the New York Giants and Jones meet in the middle, a potential four-year deal could be worth $124 million.

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