The New York Giants have a decision to make regarding Daniel Jones’ future.
Now, however, it seems like they will have to negotiate with a different camp, as the Duke Product is reportedly ready to switch agents.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan recently announced that Jones is looking forward to parting ways with CAA, and is on the verge of signing with Athletes First ahead of free agency.
Giants QB Daniel Jones is in the process of making an agent change with new contract + free agency on the horizon, per sources. He was being represented by CAA. Expectation is he’ll be joining Athletes First.
Not sure how much impact it will have, but it’s at least interesting.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 19, 2023
Notably, CAA negotiated Jones’ rookie deal back in 2019, getting him a little over $26 million.
Jones is coming off the best season of his career in 2022, so he’s due for a massive raise in his salary for the next half a decade or so.
He threw for 3,205 yards and just five interceptions, logging 15 passing touchdowns, 708 rushing yards, and seven rushing touchdowns.
He led the Giants to a huge upset win over the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round, but then was completely manhandled by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round.
That’s not exactly great news for the organization, at least financially speaking.
They declined their fifth-year option last offseason, meaning Jones could either negotiate with multiple teams or play under the franchise tag if both sides fail to reach an agreement by March 7.
Jones would’ve earned $22.4 million this season had the Giants picked up his option, whereas the franchise tag for a QB rose to north of $32 million this season.
Now, he’s reportedly looking to sign a deal that nets him around $35 million a year, and the Giants might be forced to comply.NEXT: Brian Daboll Makes An Interesting Giants Hire