Is Daniel Jones Worth His Contract Of $160M?
Updated: May 18
Danny Dimes sees a lot of dolla' signs
Daniel Jones is staying in New York on a 4-year deal worth $160M. The contract features a $36M signing bonus with $86M guaranteed, but is it all worth it for a QB with a losing record?
Jones has a career record of 21-31-1, throwing 60 TDs to 34 INTs with a career completion percentage of 64%. Last season Jones brought the Giants to a 9-6-1 record after starting the season 7-3. Fact is New York limped to the playoffs, nevertheless they made their first championship push since 2016. Overall in the regular season he had a 67.2 CMP% and was 15-5 on TDs-INTs along with 708 RY and 7 RTDs.
Jones led the Giants to a 31-24 round 1 win over the Vikings, only to be blown-out in round 2 via a 38-7 score.
Danny Dimes is a solid quarterback, definitely a top 10 QB1 after last season’s performance, but he is not worth $160M yet. Jones came into the 2022/23 season with a potential draft bust label hanging over his head, it was a career defining year for him and with that he had a career best season. Nevertheless one good season doesn’t make up for three sub .500% seasons. If Jones continues being developed under Brian Daboll then he will end up being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFC, but right now it is a big ‘if’.
2023/24 will be the true test for Jones and if he can keep up the consistent football. If he cannot then he will just be another player who had a standout season during a contract year.
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