Jones and the Giants have agreed in principle on the terms of his deal, and all that's left is to put pen to paper.
Source: The #Giants and 1st round QB Daniel Jones have an agreement in principle on his rookie contract.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2019
With current quarterback Eli Manning on the decline, the Giants' search for a replacement feels like it's been a long time coming.
During Jones' senior season, he won MVP of the Independence Bowl, where he had 423 yards passing and five touchdowns.
Running back Saquon Barkley is coming off a historic rookie season, and the Giants hope that Jones can pair with Barkley to form an elite QB-RB tandem.
After a disappointing 2019 season, losing star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won't help from a talent standpoint. However, the additions of Golden Tate and Daniel Jones could help steer the franchise in a better direction culturally.
Fans aren't excited about Jones, but he should take that as a chance to prove all of his doubters wrong, even those over at EA.