The New York Giants are coming off an unexpectedly strong 2022 season, which included a playoff appearance and a postseason win under rookie head coach Brian Daboll. The team will look to build off their success in 2023 but first they have to address several key free-agents, including starting quarterback Daniel Jones.
The price tag of the pending free-agent NY quarterback is believed to be between $35 and $37 million per year, according to multiple executives.
While Daniel Jones led the Giants this year, there are many questions remaining about his long-term play. In the 3 seasons prior to playing under coach Brian Daboll, Jones led the NFL with 65 total INTs and fumbles. In 2022, his INT was reduced to only 5. That is the same type of turnaround Bills quarterback Josh Allen received while playing under Daboll in Buffalo.
The question remains how much better has Daniel Jones become when deciding on his new contract. Is he now a very good quarterback or is he the same and it is simply disguised with the coaching of Daboll?
Brian Daboll Effect:
Josh Allen was known as turnover prone QB as a rookie. Daboll then coached it out of him, resulting in an MVP-like season in 2021.
Daniel Jones had NFL-leading 65 INTs+Fumbles prior to 2022.
Now? Allen led NFL in turnovers, Jones only had 5 INTs. pic.twitter.com/ZB9a72pUxG
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 20, 2023
The Franchise Tag Option
Considering the 1-year franchise tag for the Quarterback position is marked at $32.4 million, it makes far more sense for the Giants to give Daniel Jones another year to prove himself with a less cost, than giving him more money long-term.
Daniel Jones scored 22 total TDs this past season with 3,205 yards passing and a strong 708 yards rushing. Is he the long-term future of the Giants?