NFL World Is Debating The Daniel Jones Decision Today © Image:msn
The fourth-year quarterback Daniel Jones has had an outstanding season, which has helped the New York Giants to a 6-1 record thus far this year.
But his outstanding campaign is beginning to put the Giants' earlier choice into perspective.
Prior to this season, the New York Giants turned down Jones' fifth-year option, according to Spotrac.
However, the Giants may pay a high price for doing so in the future offseason.
The Giants would have owed Jones $22.3 million if they had exercised his fifth-year option, according to Spotrac.
The Giants will now probably have to franchise tag Jones, which may end up costing them a hefty $31 million.
The $9 million differential might determine whether the Giants have enough salary money to re-sign one of their other starters to a long-term contract or sign a big free agent.
NFL fans, though, aren't entirely sure that the situation is as dire as Spotrac suggests.
Daniel Jones has been playing some of the best productive football of his career through seven games.
He is completing more than 65% of his throws, and he has the second-most running yards on the squad.
Will Daniel Jones earn more than $30 million in the next offseason?