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Daniel Jones Signs Four-Year, $160M Contract With New York Giants

Giants GM Joe Schoen says in hindsight he would have activated the fifth year option on Daniel Jones last year.

The quarterback responded with a career-high 3,205 passing yards in the final year of his rookie contract. Daniel Jones also had a 15-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio and finished with 708 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, a career best.

The unlikely 9-7-1 Giants pulled off a surprise upset against the Minnesota Vikings on Super Wild Card weekend. They eventually fell to the Eagles in the Divisional Round. 


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Daniel Jones has been duly rewarded with a new four-ear, $160 million contract with New York.

“Yeah, I would say if I thought I was going to be here a year ago, I would’ve done the fifth-year option,” Joe Schoen said on Wednesday. “You know, but, again, I knew from doing work on Daniel coming out in the draft that the type of person he was. From everybody in the building, the type of person he was. 

“His work ethic, he has all the physical tools, he’s athletic, he can make all the throws. Just the situation he was in, I do think you have to look into that, like year two and three, what he went through. The talent that was around him, the injuries. There was a lot that went into it.”

The former first-round pick says his new contract doesn’t change a lot from his side and is focussed on preparing for the new season.


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“I’ve always felt that responsibility,” Jones said Wednesday. 

“Playing this position, especially for a team like the New York Giants and this city, you have that responsibility. I take that very seriously.

“It certainly doesn’t change. I certainly do feel that and it’s my goal to earn that every day and in the offseason while we’re preparing for the season, and then when we get to the season, you know, doing my best and preparing this team to win games and me to put us in a position to that. So, yeah — I take that responsibility very seriously.”

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