Reports: Giants, Daniel Jones agree to 4-year, $160M deal

The New York Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones agreed to a four-year, $160 million deal with an additional $35 million in incentives, NFL Network reported Wednesday.The agreement came just minutes before the 4 p.m. ET deadline for teams to use their franchise tag. It reportedly includes $82 million in guaranteed money.If the Giants didn’t reach agreement with Jones on a long-term contract, he would have been tagged. Instead, multiple reports Wednesday indicate the Giants now will use the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley.Jones, 25, had a breakout season in 2022, playing a career-high 16 games. He didn’t miss any games because of injury for the first time in his four seasons. He sat out Week 18 to rest for the postseason.Jones completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns against five interceptions in 2022. He also rushed for 708 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s thrown for 11,603 yards and 60 TDs against 34 interceptions for his career. He’s 21-31-1 as the Giants’ starter since being selected No. 6 overall in the 2019 draft.The Giants undoubtedly will aim to build a cohesive coach-quarterback tandem they haven’t seen since the long relationship between Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin ended after the 2015 season. Jones played under his third coach, Brian Daboll, in four seasons in 2022 and led New York to a 9-7-1 record and the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.Last April, the Giants declined Jones’ fifth-year option worth $22.38 million for 2023.