New York Giants Quarterback Changes Agents Ahead of Free Agency

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is doing everything possible to maximize his upcoming payday. The impending free agent has officially changed agents, hiring Brian Murphy, Andrew Kessler, and Camron Hahn of Athletes First. Jones broke out in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract this past season, leading the Giants to their first playoff win since 2011 and the 15th most points in the league. He threw for a career-high 3250 passing yards and added 708 rushing yards. He also kept mistakes to a minimum, throwing an interception on a league-best 1.1% of his passes.

Reports emerged earlier this week that the Giants intended to franchise tag Jones and that the young quarterback was pursuing a deal north of $45 million per year. It would be a steep price to pay; Jones has only led the Giants to an above-average scoring offense once so far in his career.

Unfortunately for the Giants, $40+ million per year is simply the new going rate for a competent starter at quarterback. Nine quarterbacks have already exceeded $40 million annually, and more are likely coming this offseason. If the Giants balk at the number and believe Jones isn't worth it, perhaps the franchise tag can buy them another year to evaluate the 25-year-old. Or, they can rip the bandaid off and try to find an upgrade now.

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