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The offseason isn’t even here yet and NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is already hard at work in keeping key pieces for the future in place. It goes without saying, but quarterback Daniel Jones has cemented himself as the starter for the long haul for this squad and Big Blue can’t waste any time this winter in locking him down with a new deal.
The good news for the Big Blue supporters is that it looks like the pen could be put to paper in the near future. According to Boomer Esiason, Jones and the G-Men are close to agreeing to terms on a new contract, which could be in the 3-4 year range. It looks like the former No. 6 overall pick isn’t going anywhere.
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NY Giants signing Daniel Jones to a new contract would be the right move
While none of the details have been made public, this really feels like the right call for Schoen and Brian Daboll. This was an audition season for Jones in 2022, and the fourth-year signal-caller most definitely lived up to the hype for this team. The Giants defied all the odds and are headed to the playoffs, taking on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round.
With Jones as the starter, the Giants went 9-6-1 during the regular season – things ended with Jones scoring four touchdowns against the Colts. He sat out the Week 18 contest vs. the Eagles, as NY wanted to keep him fresh and healthy for the dance with Minnesota. On the year, Jones has thrown for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding seven more scores on the ground.
Danny Dimes will be featured in the postseason, while Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson will be watching from home. This is something no one expected to be saying prior to the campaign getting underway. It just goes to show how strong Jones and the Giants have been as a whole this season.
There’s plenty of other tough decisions on the way for Schoen, including what to do with running back Saquon Barkley. However, the call to give Jones a new contract is an easy one. Looking ahead to the rest of the offseason, the Giants will need to invest in some offensive playmakers to really give Jones his best chance to shine. We’re confident Schoen will get that done.
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