Giants GM Joe Schoen mentioned Monday that Daniel Jones goes to be with the staff subsequent season.
Schoen was requested if he believes Jones may also help the Giants win a Super Bowl, and the GM seemingly let the reality slip.
“We’re happy Daniel’s gonna be here,” Schoen mentioned. “We’re happy he’s gonna be here. Hopefully we can get something done with his representatives, and that would be the goal to build the team around him where he could lead us to win a Super Bowl.”
The GM clearly hadn’t entered the press convention supposed to be that definitive, nevertheless it was too late to place the genie again within the bottle.
He holds a franchise tag (or transition tag) to retain Jones, 25, for another season at minimal. And whereas the GM anticipates “time-consuming” negotiations with Jones’ brokers, a attainable multi-year contract extension clearly is in play.
“It takes two,” Schoen mentioned. “Both sides gotta have these conversations. We haven’t crossed that bridge but. There’s instruments at our disposal. We’ll undergo a number of situations.
“I mentioned it last year at the combine, ‘if-then’ scenarios, you gotta go through all of those,” Schoen added. “You don’t know how things are gonna fall, because it’s negotiating. This is why you love the draft. You turn in the card, they’re yours. You know what the contract structure is, you know the years.”
The tag is without doubt one of the “tools” Schoen can use to guard Jones as an asset whereas the Giants negotiate a long run cope with his representatives.
The Giants can put both the transition or franchise tag on Jones between Feb. 21 and March 7 in the event that they don’t have a long-term contract accomplished. The tag can operate as a placeholder as they proceed to barter an extension, as effectively.
“This is where there’s two parties involved,” Schoen mentioned. “It’s gonna be time-consuming. But we’ll get together as a staff, we’ll talk through the different options and have those discussions when it’s appropriate.”
The GM’s definitive assertion that “Daniel’s gonna be here,” although, took any conjecture out of the place this case stands. It was a lot stronger than his characterization earlier within the presser that “we’d like Daniel to be here.”
Jones impressed the Giants and mentioned he would “love to be back” on Sunday, after sounding non-committal postgame Saturday in Philadelphia.
Then Schoen mentioned Monday that “Daniel played well this season” and laid out that the QB will return. The solely query now could be what the contract will appear like or if he’ll play on the tag.