Giants extending Daniel Jones

New York reached an agreement and is keeping their QB for the next season; how is he doing so far?

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The New York Giants are extending Daniel Jones’ contract. They reached an agreement and the new deal is worth $160 million for the QB and has a duration of four years. With this move, the team freed up the franchise tag to use on RB Saquon Barkley, and secure both of the offensive pillars for next season.

Daniel Jones, 25, had in 2022 his fourth season in NFL and by far had his best year with the Giants, leading the team to the playoffs after a 9-7-1 record. They still beat the Minnesota Vikings in Wild Card before being crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles in Divisional Round.

Despite the painful loss against NFC East rivals, the season was good overall. But the Giants ended up choosing not to exercise the fifth-year option in Jones’ rookie contract, leaving open the discussion about the future of the QB position in New York.

With the new contract and all of its details, Daniel Jones is now the seventh highest-paid QB in the NFL. He will make $40 million a year, which places him right behind Bills QB Josh Allen, who will make $43 million this season. These are the top 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in 2023 and their yearly salaries:

  1. Aaron Rodgers (GB) – $50.3 million
  2. Russell Wilson (DEN) – $48.5 million
  3. Kyler Murray (ARI) – $46.1 million
  4. Deshaun Watson (CLE) – $46 million
  5. Patrick Mahomes (KC) – $45 million
  6. Josh Allen (BUF) – $43 million
  7. Daniel Jones (NYG) – $40 million
  8. Dak Prescott (DAL) – $40 million
  9. Matthew Stafford (LAR) – $40 million
  10. Derek Carr (NO) – $37.5 million

Daniel Jones

As we said, Daniel Jones has four years of experience in the NFL. He was draftes in 2019, with sixth overall pick in the first round by the New York Giants. In his four seasons he’s played 54 games. During this time he connected 1,113 passes in 1,740 attempts (64%), and threw 11,606 yards, 60 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. Running with the ball he has 1,708 yards and 12 TDs in 292 carries, but also suffered 13 fumbles.