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The transfer, reported by the NFL Network, comes because the Giants have new management this 12 months, with the signing of Joe Schoen as basic supervisor and Brian Daboll as head coach.
The choice had an estimated worth of round $22 million, but when Jones performs nicely, the group may nonetheless award him with the franchise tag earlier than signing him to a long-term deal. The Giants reportedly solely have one quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, beneath contract for 2023.
“People are realizing it’s by far the most important position in sports and either you have one or you don’t,” co-owner John Mara advised The New York Post late final month. “We think we have one.”
“We’ll see what happens this year but we have a lot of confidence in him,” Mara added. “I know Daboll and Joe love him. He’s got all the right tools, he’s got the right makeup, works his a– off, players respond to him so you want him to be successful.”
The transfer places added strain on Jones, who had a considerably promising rookie season, throwing for twenty-four touchdowns and 12 interceptions after being chosen No. 6 general by the Giants within the 2019 NFL Draft.
But during the last two seasons, Jones has thrown for 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions and hasn’t precisely seemed just like the franchise quarterback that the group anticipated him to be. He additionally fumbled the ball 36 instances throughout his profession and missed quite a few video games because of harm.
The transfer was reported simply hours earlier than the beginning of the 2022 NFL Draft. New York at present holds the No. 5 and No. 7 general picks, they usually may doubtlessly choose a quarterback in what has been deemed a weak draft for signal-callers.
In different information, the group introduced it picked up the fifth-year choice on lineman Dexter Lawrence, who was chosen No. 17 general after Jones within the 2019 NFL Draft.
Lawrence has totaled 145 tackles, 9 sacks, and 30 quarterback hits throughout three seasons with the group. Unlike Jones, he’s now beneath contract via the 2023 season.