New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones played well as a rookie, taking over for Eli Manning early in the year and then wading his way through the NFL waters to a 3,027-yard, 24-touchdown end to the season.
Of course, Jones did have some hiccups along the way, most notably when it came to ball security — an area of his game that is receiving quite a bit of attention this offseason.
Now entering just the second year of his rookie deal, Jones appears to be a long-term commitment for the Giants, and why wouldn’t he be?
But just how married are the Giants and Jones? ESPN recently asked that very question and had the Giants-Jones union ranked in the top half of the league, but perhaps not as high as you might have expected.
From a contractual standpoint, the Giants are married to Jones for the foreseeable future. His dead cap number drops to just over $8 million in 2022 and then the team has a fifth-year option to decide on.
Both financially and from an investment standpoint, the Giants are hitched to Jones’ wagon long-term. The good news? Jones has all the making of a top-end quarterback in the NFL who is capable of winning championships.