Giants Close New Deal With Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants' Daniel Jones in 2019
The New York Giants' Daniel Jones in 2019. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (10471035g)

Daniel Jones signed a four-year with the New York Giants on Tuesday, the team confirmed. This came on the same day that the team used their nonexclusive franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley.

Jones’s deal is worth $160 million, with the quarterback set to earn a guaranteed $82 million at signing. This is in addition to $35 million in incentives. Under the nonexclusive franchise tender, Barkley will earn $10.091 million in 2023 for his deal.

Giants general manager Joe Schoen expressed his satisfaction following the conclusion of both deals, stating that the team was determined to hold onto both players.

“We had productive conversations with Daniel and his representatives over the course of the past week or so,” Schoen stated in a news release. “We are all pleased that we were able to come to an agreement prior to today’s deadline. This gives us a greater ability to continue to build our roster.”

Drafted during the first round in 2019, Jones experienced his most efficient season with the Giants last year, leading the team to a winning record for the first time during his NFL career. He passed for 3,205 yards with 15 touchdowns.

Barkley finished 2022 as fourth in the NFL with 1,312 rushing yards. He scored 10 touchdowns and finished with 1,650 yards from scrimmage last season.

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