The New York Giants have reportedly reached an agreement on a rookie contract for quarterback Daniel Jones.
It’s finally happened, a day before rookies are set to take the field for New York Giants training camp.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones have finally reached a deal.
And the Giants have reached agreement with their first-round pick, QB Daniel Jones, per source. Jones will be ready to go when camp opens this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2019
The deal is reportedly worth $25.6 million over four years. Jones will receive his entire signing bonus in year one of the deal, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2019
The Giants selected Jones with the No. 6 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Many fans weren’t happy with the pick and many also believed he would be available at the time of the Giants’ No. 17 pick. The notion was that the Giants reached for Jones with their initial pick.
Nonetheless, Jones is the eventual successor to Eli Manning.
In his redshirt Junior year at Duke, Jones completed 60.5% of his throws for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
Jones can also do some work at the quarterback position with his feet. In the same season, Jones averaged 3.1 yards-per-carry with 319 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for seven touchdowns in each of the previous two seasons prior to that.
Jones was the final rookie to come to a contract agreement with the Giants.
Big Blue recently signed rookie edge rusher Oshane Ximines on Sunday. They drafted Ximines out of Old Dominion University with the No. 95 overall pick in the third round of the draft. This, for the time being, left Jones as the only unsigned rookie.
Manning will most likely get the starting job and will continue in his role as the longtime franchise quarterback for the Giants. Jones will get the chance to sit behind Eli this season and learn the position, receiving the proper amount of preparation for when he eventually gets the nod to start.