The Giants were expected to leave the no-deal combine for Daniel Jones instead
The 2023 NFL Scouting Combine is coming to an end and despite personal meetings every day of the event, the New York Giants are expected to leave Indianapolis without an agreement for quarterback Daniel Jones instead.
After several days of meetings at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine, Giants officials and Jones’ agents are expected to leave Indianapolis on Sunday with no contract resolution in sight, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Saturday night.
The Giants have until Tuesday to reach a long-term deal with Jones or put the franchise tag on him.
For general manager Joe Schoen, the franchise tag represents a last resort and will seriously hurt the team’s ability to make quality signings in free agency. He has a guaranteed salary of $32.42 million, which eats up most of the team’s $44 million available cap space (not including the upcoming release of Kenny Golladay) .
Over the past week, rumors and reports have suggested different numbers from both sides of these negotiations. Some say Jones has asked for as much as $48 million per season, while the Giants have reportedly offered as little as $35 million per season.
Although there is a “glimmer of hope” that an agreement will be made before Tuesday, it seems that there is still a big gap between what the Giants are offering and what Jones is looking for.
If an agreement can’t be reached and the franchise tag placed on Jones, the Giants and Schoen will turn their attention to other in-house free agents and DJ will move closer to the back burner.
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