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The New York Giants grant Daniel Jones his pay day

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Right before the deadline, the New York Giants and Daniel Jones agreed to a four-year deal. The deal is worth $160 million. Negotiations took place for several days and the two sides came through at the perfect time. With Jones getting a deal done, the Giants have placed Saquon Barkley on the franchise tag. However, with Barkley displeased with the tag situation, the Giants still have work to be done.

Jones is coming his best season so far in New York and he led the Giants to their first playoff appearance since 2016. In the wildcard round, Jones threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants upset the Vikings. Jones' numbers were exceptionally well and his ability to scramble for positive yards speaks highly for itself. After years of struggles and unconvincing performances, Jones redeemed himself, but has much more to prove in order for him to be solidified as top-tier.

After many years of poor football and no success, the Giants won their first playoff game since 2011. No doubt, the team has the potential of being a Super Bowl winning team again under Brian Daboll. New York finally took a step forward in 2022. In 2023, they're looking to keep taking forward steps. At the moment, the NFC East is looking more and more dangerous.

Now that Jones is locked in for four years, team management needs to build and improve around him. Barkley is the next order of business, but the team needs to adjust on both offense and defense. If all goes well, the Giants can be a legit Super Bowl contender by 2025. By then, if Jones can help the Giants to respectable finishes, he'll earn an even larger pay day.