At one point, it seemed as though it was a deal that Daniel Jones would return with the Giants. Of course, this is not the case, however It sure seems inevitable.
Joe Schoen, who just completed his first year as general manager, answered the question – Do you think Daniel Jones is the quarterback who can help you win a Super Bowl? – with this:
“We’re glad Daniel will be here,” Schoen said Monday, before quickly adding, “Hopefully we can accomplish something with his reps. That will be the goal, to build the team around him where he can lead us to win the Super Bowl.”
Building the Giants around Jones, the 25-year-old quarterback, is the plan in place for Schoen’s offseason, and he’s the first with a decent amount of salary cap room — about $52 million — to use to improve the roster. He didn’t comment publicly on Jones, watching him work on and off the field as the Giants went 9-7-1 during the regular season, adding a 31-24 victory over the Vikings to his list of accomplishments by, as coach Brian Dabol said, a “crashing touchdown.” in a 38-7 divisional playoff loss to the Eagles.
On Sunday, Jones said he wants to return for a fifth year with the Giants. His rookie deal — the Giants made him sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft — has expired.
“We’d love to have Daniel here,” Schoen said. “he said that [Sunday,] There is a business side to it. We feel Daniel has played really well this season, he’s done everything we asked of him. There is a business side to it. We haven’t gone down that road yet.”
Schoen wasn’t encouraging about Saquon Barkley, who He is also set to become an unrestricted free agent. The team and Barkley’s representatives talked about a deal during their bye week but could not reach an agreement.
When asked about Barkley, Schoen initially said, “This was a special team, for me this was my first year, we’d like to get all the players back, I really would.”
Then Schoen turned to Barclay.
“I’ll be a good player and he’s a great teammate,” said Schoen. “I’ve loved getting to know him this season. He’s a guy we’d love to get back with. Again, we haven’t had end-of-season meetings yet.”
Schoen also added, “We have to work on a salary cap. We’d like Sakon to come back, if it works.”
Jones numbers for a three- or four-year contract for between $30 million and $35 million a year. In the unlikely scenario that the Giants use the franchise tag on him, that would cost about $32 million on the salary cap.
Mark Barclay It costs about $10.1 million on the max. Barkley said Sunday he’s not trying to turn the market back — that would be $16 million a year for Christian McCaffrey — and reaching a multiyear deal with Barkley could become a sticky situation.
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