Giants news, 3/8: Daniel Jones signed, Saquon Barkley tagged, more headlines

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Daniel Jones, Giants agree to long-term contract; The team uses the tag on Barkley

The New York Giants and Daniel Jones have reached a long-term deal that will prevent the Giants from using the franchise tag to keep the quarterback off the free agent market.

After signing Jones, the Giants used their franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley. 2023 running back franchise tag $10.1 million.

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Mike Florio of PFT

While the Giants are better at keeping their guy and the Vikings are betting on keeping theirs, Jones’ overall game fits well in today’s NFL, where great quarterbacks can run the play called and make chicken salad on the fly. Called goes to hell.

That’s why Jones is looking for more than $45 million a year. Even if he doesn’t get it, the request isn’t unreasonable given where the game and the market are headed.

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Is Bijaon Robinson Deserving of Saquon Barkley’s Position in the NFL Draft? | New York Post

Bijaon Robinson may become the highest-drafted running back since Saquon Barkley, but that begs the question: When will the NFL see another top-five (or top-10) running back? Is Barkley the last of a decade? Is it long?

2023 NFL Trades to Happen | CBSSports.com

Giants get: TE Darren Waller Raiders get: 2023 third-round pick

Assuming Daniel Jones is back in New York, the Giants figure to prioritize downfield weapons for the young QB. Lacking star power in the veteran WR market, GM Joe Schoen may choose to reallocate their excess cap space to the TE spot, where Waller has risen to become one of the game’s best. Availability has been an issue for the former Pro Bowler lately, so Vegas has reportedly expressed interest in dealing the veteran while rebuilding post-Derek Carr. But New York could use one of its two third-rounders to provide Jones with easily the most effective safety valve of his career.

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