NY Giants Sign QB Daniel Jones to a New Deal, Place Franchise Tag on RB Saquon Barkley

Giants' Daniel Jones in 2019
Giants' Daniel Jones in 2019. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (10471035g)

On Tuesday, the New York Giants announced that they had signed their starting quarterback Daniel Jones to a new contract. The franchise also placed a franchise tag on Saquon Barkley, ensuring that the standout running back doesn’t hit free agency.

According to reports, Jones inked a four-year, $160 million deal that comes with $82 million in guarantees and an additional $35 million in incentives.

Barkley, on the other hand, received a nonexclusive franchise tag that will see him earn $10.091 million in 2023. However, the two sides are expected to continue talks on a long-term deal.

Jones’ future with the Giants was in serious doubt ahead of the 2022 season after the franchise declined his fifth-year option. The Duke product responded by delivering his best campaign as a pro, finishing the season with 3,205 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and only five interceptions. He also added 708 yards and seven TDs on the ground, leading the team to a surprise playoff berth and an upset win over the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card round.

Barkley, on the other hand, entered the last season with questions surrounding his durability and declining play in the past two years. Just like Jones, Barkley also stepped up and had a career-high 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.

By keeping both players in the building, the Giants can now continue tweaking their roster for 2023 with hopes of building on the success they had this past season.