Getting that option could have earned him a one-year, fully guaranteed salary of $22.3 million in 2023.
But not giving Jones the option could be a ploy of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll for him to do better.
With 2022 being the final year of his rookie contract, the former Duke standout could show that he can lead the team to success.
Jones accepted the challenge by performing well against the Tennessee Titans.
He finished by completing 17 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
Those numbers gave him one of the highest passer ratings in Week 1.
Highest Passer Rating in Week 1
Patrick Mahomes 144.2
Justin Herbert 129.4
Kirk Cousins 118.9
DANIEL JONES 115.9
Josh Allen 112.0 pic.twitter.com/p7XFq3hH3f
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) September 12, 2022
NFL on CBS shared the five higher passer ratings during the opening week of 2022.
Patrick Mahomes led the list at 144.2 after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a dominating victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Meanwhile, Justin Herbert attained a 129.4 rating after helping the Los Angeles Chargers succeed against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Kirk Cousins is third at 118.9, thanks to his role in the Minnesota Vikings’ trashing of the Green Bay Packers.
Josh Allen completes the top five with a 112 rating after the Buffalo Bills’ statement victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Daboll’s Offense Opened Up The Game For Jones
Daboll’s system has done wonders for the Bills during his time as offensive coordinator.
He looks to replicate the same success with the Giants, and Jones helped him achieve that in Week 1.
He finished with a 115.9 passer rating, which was better than Allen’s.
Jones and the Giants are looking to go 2-0 in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.
Maintaining or improving on his numbers from Week 1 could help the Giants consider his contract extension.NEXT: Brian Daboll Is Changing The Culture In New York