The Daniel Jones contract saga with the New York Giants is finally over.
Both parties were able to strike a deal at the eleventh hour and avoid the franchise tag scenario, which was always their intention.
There was some major speculation regarding Jones’ asking price, especially after he switched agents right before the start of the process.
So, now that we know the final — and real — numbers, he opened up on how some of those rumors were never actually true.
“I saw some of that,” Jones said of the rumors, as shared by SNY. “There was plenty of numbers thrown out. Some may have been true, some may have been not true.”
"I saw some of that. There was plenty of numbers thrown out. Some may have been true, some may have been not true."
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Rumors stated that Jones wanted at least $45 million, with sources adding that the Giants were unwilling to meet those steep demands.
He wound up getting $40 million a year with $82 million fully guaranteed, which was way more than the average fan and analyst would’ve expected.
The Giants didn’t seem all that sold on Danny Dimes before the start of the season.
They declined their fifth-year option, and some thought it was just a matter of time before they started looking for a replacement, either via the draft, trade, or in free agency.
Jones responded by taking a big leap in his first year under Brian Daboll, the guy who helped turn Josh Allen into a superstar.
And while his numbers weren’t even remotely close to Allen’s, he did lead them to the playoffs and an upset win on the road.
Jones will need to get a lot better to be able to live up to this major contract he got, but he’s finally earned his team’s trust, and that could go a very long way.NEXT: Giants GM Comments On Latest Negotiations With Saquon Barkley