The New York Giants are in a tough spot this offseason.
Their quarterback, Daniel Jones, needs a new contract.
But, his market value seems to be a question.
Jones had his best season as a pro last year, leading the Giants to the playoffs for the first time.
Even so, his stats were not very eye-popping.
Jones threw for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns, and completed a career-high 67.2% of his passes.
It is hard to look at that stat line and think Jones should be one of the top-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
#Giants QB Daniel Jones's price tag is believed to be between $35 and $37 million per year, according to @Connor_J_Hugheshttps://t.co/EYd42fo9u6 pic.twitter.com/1ssfenUMVb
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 7, 2023
There are still a lot of people that do not believe Jones should be paid elite money.
It is hard to argue with those people.
According to Over The Cap, if Jones was to make $35-$37 million per year that would make him the 10th highest-paid QB.
It is hard to win in the NFL when your quarterback is making that type of money.
Especially if your quarterback is not an elite passer.
That is why the Giants find themselves in this precarious position.
Jones is the type of quarterback that needs a ton of help around him.
But, paying him $35+ million per year would eat up a good portion of the cap space.
Jones has the right to ask for that much money as well.
As he might be better than every other quarterback around the $30 million range.
You will find Ryan Tannehill, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, and Jared Goff all in that area.
All in all, the Giants need to decide if Jones is the QB that can take them to the Super Bowl.
If they truly think he can then pay him, if not, it is time to move on.NEXT: Eli Manning Has A Message For Peyton After Pro Bowl Win