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

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

From Ed’s story on Monday:

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

PFT says:

So what does Jones want? There are two possibilities. One, he’s willing to do a deal for less than CAA was willing to accept. Two, he wants more than CAA was able to get.

As one source explained, it’s the latter. Jones wants more than the Giants have offered. Possibly as much as $45 million per year, or more.

New York Post reports that Athletes First has negotiated the largest deal in NFL history (at the time) on five occasions. Athletes First represents quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (No. 1 in the NFL in average annual value), Dak Prescott, DeShaun Watson (five years, $230 million fully guaranteed) and Matt Ryan.

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

This could also increase the likelihood that the Giants will be forced to use the franchise tag on Jones, somewhat earlier New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum predicted recently on the “Valentine’s Views” podcast:

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NFL Team Values ​​2022: Dallas Cowboys Are First Franchise Worth $8 Billion |

The Giants are up 24 percent 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 soaring revenues and mouth-watering profitability, NFL teams are now worth an average of $4.47 billion, up 28% from just a year ago.

Predict 2023 NFL offseason moves: How to improve all 16 NFC teams |

Re-sign Saquon Barkley. I’ve written about how the Giants find themselves in a similar situation to the one the Titans faced after their unexpected playoff run in 2019. Like those Titans, the Giants enjoyed an excellent season from their running back and a surprising breakout performance from their quarterback, right then both players were about to hit free agency. Keeping them both without making a mistake was going to be a challenge.

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

The violent tampering of the scout combination will help the effort. Barkley wants to know what is, and isn’t, out there before he makes a final decision on what the Giants are offering. Which would result in Barkley potentially re-signing before the two-day negotiating window opens, or perhaps during it.

It is unclear what the market for Barkley will be. He has five years of NFL attrition and he plays a position that results in a lot of hits that can result in a lot of injuries. A long-term investment will entail increased risk for the team providing it.

The biggest offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams and how teams can fill them | The Athletic

New York Giants Position of greatest need: Wide receiver

It’s hard to pick just one glaring need for the Giants as they enter Year 2 of a rebuild. You can argue the importance of inside linebacker, offensive lineman or even the secondary. They just need more depth and quality in a number of spots to ensure more playoff progress under coach Brian Daboll. But if we have to pick one position, we’ll go with receiver because the Giants intend to keep quarterback Daniel Jones around. So it’s important that he’s given some offensive weapons to work with after working with a rotating cast this past season. Given the less-than-all-star free-agency class and the money to be spent on Jones and potentially Saquon Barkley, a draft pick is likely New York’s best option.

The Giants’ biggest keys to having a successful NFL offseason | Bleacher Report

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

Q&A: Giants’ Adoree’ Jackson on contract, punt return and trash talk with Brian Daboll | The Athletic

Does that change your perspective on the punt coming back in the future if it ever does?

(Jackson laughs a little) No, it’s crazy because I told them I’d go back and do it again. It’s not one of those things where you think, “Oh, I’ll never do that again.” Something about, that’s just how athletes are wired. It really isn’t a second thought. Obviously you’re trying to be careful, but when you’re careful, bad things happen. Then go out there and just play fast, full-on.

If someone said, “Do you want to do it all over again?” I would, because at the end of the day, what I love to do is play and it’s one of my passions to come back.

Grading Every NFC Team’s Season: Eagles Lead Pack, Cardinals Bottom Out | The 33rd team

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

So much talk heading into the season focused on the Giants needing to change their culture, instill confidence in their players and find some big players. Mission accomplished almost from day 1 with new coach Brian Daboll. Quarterback Daniel Jones had his best season and earned a huge payday 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. This is a team on the rise.

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

The USFL will hold a college draft on Tuesday | ProFootballTalk

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