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New York Giants extend Daniel Jones, tag Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants have extended Daniel Jones’ contract, the new terms making him the ninth quarterback to have an average annual income of $40 million.

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The New York Giants have extended Daniel Jones’ contract, the new terms making him the ninth quarterback to have an average annual income of $40 million.
Matt KrohnUSA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are confident in the progress Daniel Jones made under Brian Daboll’s management during the 2022 season, and they made sure their franchise quarterback would be around for the next four NFL seasons.

Based on information from NFL Network, the Giants have given Jones a four-year, $160 million contract. That deal includes an additional $35 million in incentives.

Jones became the ninth QB to earn an average of at least $40 million per year. In addition, the quarterback could have an impact of $19 million in the first year of the extension.

Last season, the Duke graduate completed 67.2% of his throws for 3,205 yards, with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. His interception percentage was the best in the league at 1.1%. Aside from that, he rushed 120 times for 708 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Franchise label for Saquon Barkley

Along with the Jones extension, the Giants were able to use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley, according to multiple reports. With said extension, the running back will earn $10.09 million in the 2023 season.

The possibility of a trade

However, with the non-exclusive tag, Barkley can trade with other teams. If they sign with another franchise, the Giants will have five days to match the offer; and if they don’t, they will get two first-round picks by letting go of the running back.

The second player selected in the 2018 Draft was invited to the Pro Bowl after generating 1,650 yards and 11 touchdowns from scrimmage after 352 offensive touches. Those numbers were Barkley’s best since his rookie year.

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