Giants GM Joe Schoen explained the team’s position on Daniel Jones

At one point, it seemed like a done deal that Daniel Jones would be back with the Giants. Of course, this is not the case, but it certainly seems inevitable.

As Joe Shaw finishes his first year as general manager, he answers the question – Do you think Daniel Jones is the quarterback to help you win a Super Bowl? – with this:

“We’re happy to have Daniel here,” Sean said on Monday, before quickly adding, “Hopefully we can do something with the reps.” That’s the goal, to build the team around him that will lead us to win the Super Bowl.

Building the 25-year-old quarterback around Jones is the plan for Schoen’s second season, the first with a decent salary cap piece — around $52 million — to improve his record. He did not comment publicly on Jones, on and off the field as the Giants went 9-7-1 in the regular season, adding a 31-24 playoff victory over the Vikings to the roster of coach Brian Daboll in a 38-7 division loss to the Eagles. crash landing,” he said.

Giants general manager Joe Schon (L) speaks with head coach Brian Daboll at the team’s training facility in January. 23, 2023.


Giants general manager Joe Schon responded during a press conference at the team's training facility in January.  23, 2023.

Giants general manager Joe Schon responded during a press conference at the team’s training facility in January. 23, 2023.


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Giants general manager Joe Schon responded during a press conference at the team's training facility in January.  23, 2023.

Giants general manager Joe Schon responded during a press conference at the team’s training facility in January. 23, 2023.


Giants general manager Joe Schon and head coach Brian Daboll spoke to reporters at the team's training facility in January.  23, 2023.

Giants general manager Joe Schon and head coach Brian Daboll spoke to reporters at the team’s training facility in January. 23, 2023.


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On Sunday, Jones said he wants to return for a fifth year with the Giants. His rookie contract — the Giants’ no. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft – Expired.

“We want Daniel here,” Shawn said. ” he said. [Sunday,] There is a business side to it. We feel Daniel played well this season, he did everything we asked him to do. There is a business side to it. We haven’t gone down that road yet.”

Sean wasn’t encouraging about Saquon Barkley, who is also set to become an unrestricted free agent. The team and Barclays representatives talked about a contract this week, but no agreement was reached.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones told reporters in January.  22, 2023.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones told reporters in January. 22, 2023.
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When asked about Barkley, Sean initially said, “This was a special team. It was my first year. We want all the guys back. I really do.”

Shawn then escapes to Barkley.

“Saqun is a great player and a great teammate,” Shawn said. “I loved getting to know him this offseason. He’s a guy we’d like to have back. Again, we haven’t had our offseason meetings yet.”

“We have to work under the salary cap,” added Sean. If it works, we want Saquon back.

Jones intends to command $30 million to $35 million per year over a three- or four-year contract. In the unlikely event that the Giants use the franchise tag on him, that would cost him about $32 million in salary cap space.

Placing the label on Barclays costs about $10.1 million in capital. Barkley said Sunday that he’s not trying to set the latter market — that would be $16 million a year for Christian McCaffrey — and that reaching a multiyear deal with Barkley could be a sticky situation.

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