Giants news, 2/21: Daniel Jones, franchise value, Adoree’ Jackson, more headlines

Daniel Jones’ agent change adds intrigue, could complicate Giants’ offseason

From Ed Monday’s story:

The switch certainly adds intrigue to the situation. To me, that’s a clear indication that Jones wasn’t happy about something.

PFT says:

So what does Jones want? There are two possibilities. First, he’s willing to make a deal for less than CAA was willing to accept. Second, he wants more than CAA has been able to get.

As a source explained, it’s the latter. Jones wants more than the Giants have offered. Maybe up to $45 million a year, or even more.

The New York Post reports that Athletes First negotiated the biggest contract in NFL history (at the time) five times. Athletes First represent quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (#1 in the NFL by average annual value), Dak Prescott, DeShaun Watson (five years, $230 million fully guaranteed) and Matt Ryan.

So, yes, this could be a power move from Jones.

It could also increase the likelihood that the Giants will be forced to use the franchise tag on Jones, something old. New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum recently predicted on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast:

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NFL 2022 Team Values: Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 franchise worth $8 billion |

The Giants are up 24% from last year and are currently valued at $6 billion. They are ranked fourth overall behind the Dallas Cowboys ($8 billion), New England Patriots ($6.4 billion) and Los Angeles Rams ($6.2 billion).

With skyrocketing revenues and enticing profitability, NFL teams are now worth $4.47 billion on average, 28% more than just a year ago.

Predicting NFL 2023 Offseason Moves: How to Improve All 16 NFC Teams |

Re-sign Saquon Barkley. I wrote about how the Giants find themselves in a situation similar to the one the Titans faced after their unexpected playoff run in 2019. Like those Titans, the Giants had a great season from their running back and a surprising performance from their quarterback. , just as both players were about to hit free agency. Keeping them both without making mistakes was going to be a challenge.

With Daniel Jones likely tagged, Saquon Barkley could be heading to the open market | ProFootballTalk

Rampant tampering at the Scouting Combine will help the effort. Barkley will know what is and what isn’t before making a final decision on the Giants’ offer. Which would result in the potential signing of Barkley before the opening of the two-day trading window, or possibly during it.

It’s unclear what the market would be for Barkley. He has five years of wear and tear in the NFL and he plays a position that involves a lot of impacts that can lead to a lot of injuries. A long-term investment would come with increased risk for the team providing it.

The biggest off-season needs for the NFL’s 32 teams and how teams can fill them | Athleticism

New York Giants Position who needs it most: wide receiver

It’s hard to pick just one crying positional need for the Giants as they enter the second year of a rebuild. You could discuss the importance of the inside linebacker, the offensive lineman or even the secondary. They just need more depth and quality in various places to ensure more playoff progress under coach Brian Daboll. But if we have to pick a position, we’ll go for receiver because the Giants intend to keep quarterback Daniel Jones. So it’s imperative that he has some offensive weapons to work with after facing a rotating cast of characters over the past season. Given the class of less-than-all-star free agency and the money to spend on Jones and potentially Saquon Barkley, a draft pick is probably New York’s best option.

The Giants’ biggest keys to a successful NFL offseason | Launderer’s report

Three keys to a successful Giants offseason in 2023 are re-signing Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, adding a legitimate No. 1 receiver throughout the draft, and adding depth to the interior defensive line that struggled on the run when Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams were on the sidelines.

Q&A: Giants’ Adoree Jackson under contract, punt returns and discussions with Brian Daboll | Athleticism

Does that change your perspective on the punt returning in the future if that happens?

(Jackson chuckles a little) No, it’s crazy because I told them I’d come back and do it again. It’s not one of those things, where you think, “Oh, I’ll never do that again.” Something about, it’s just the way athletes are wired. It’s really not a second thought. Like, obviously you try to be careful, but when you’re careful, bad things happen. So go ahead and just play fast, fully fledged.

If someone said, “Do you want to start all over again? I would, because at the end of the day, what I love to do is play, and punt return is one of my passions.

Season Rankings of Every NFC Team: Eagles Lead Pack, Cardinals Bottom Out | The 33rd team

New York Giants (9-7-1) Grade: A

So much of the talk heading into the season has focused on the Giants need to change their culture, instill player confidence and find top performers. Mission accomplished almost from day one with new coach Brian Daboll. Quarterback Daniel Jones had his best season and earned a huge salary despite a mediocre receiving corps. Star running back Saquon Barkley, finally healthy, looked like the game-breaker he was as a rookie. The rebuilt defense was dynamic at times, especially in the trenches. It’s a growing team.

around the league

Derek Carr’s brother reveals new details about Raiders rift with veteran quarterback |

Colts should hire Jim Bob Cooter from Jaguars as OC |

Chargers promote Derrick Ansley to defensive coordinator; former DC Renaldo Hill joins the Dolphins |

USFL to hold college draft on Tuesday | ProFootballTalk

James Bradberry wants “Top Dollar” and a good list, too | Sports Illustrated

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