Perhaps Justin Tuck could be of service to Daniel Jones one day.
Fairly close day.
“I’m really good at what I do,” Tuck said. “If he ever needs help with the financial side of the world, I know a guy.”
Yes, he knows a man.
The former Giants defensive end now deals with wealthy individuals in his job as vice president in Goldman Sachs’ private wealth management division. Yes, that’s right – he went from sacks to sacks.
Jones is ending a four-year contract he signed after the Giants made him sixth overall in the 2019 draft, a deal that paid him $25.6 million. not bad. However, what comes next will dwarf those payments.
Jones The Giants are still alive in the playoffsAnd, when a quarterback can make that claim, they’re in for a lot of money. When the Giants are done playing – it may be on the road, it may be after Saturday night showdown against the Eagles At Lincoln Financial Field – Work will commence on Jones signing a multi-year deal. Jones’ average annual figure would easily exceed his four-year total earnings.
“I think he did exactly what he needed to do to prove to people that he was a viable option for a long-term quarterback stay at the New York Giants,” Tuck recently told The Post. “And what would it be if you got him this consistent offensive coordinator, which he appears to have now, the consistent O-line talent that Eli Manning has had for the dominant part of his career, and he goes out and gets him the talent on the edges where he can get the ball, I think he’s definitely is running for this position.”
This feeling has been expressed before Jones came out and dominated the VikingsThe first-round victory catapulted Jones into a higher-than-center category in the hearts and minds of Giants fans, and possibly general manager Joe Schoen and team ownership. Jones heading into the final year of his contract faced an uphill battle, needing to stay healthy—something he hadn’t done on a consistent basis in his first three seasons—learn another new offense, acclimate to new coach Brian Dabol, and continue to improve him. In reducing spin and enhancing his ability to get the ball into the end zone.
Jones finished the season with a career-high 92.5 passer rating, became a greater threat with his legs, had the lowest interception percentage in the league and did his best to revive a passing offense that had endured most of the season without the four wide. Receivers projected to bear the payload.
Along the way, he made the Believers proud of the former players who primarily knew their starting quarterback — Manning — in their time with the Giants.
“I love him,” said Osei Omnyura, who sacked opposing quarterback 85 times in an 11-year career, along with 75 starters in his nine seasons with the Giants. “If you’re the Giants, you won’t find a better quarterback than that guy in the draft, you won’t find one in free agency. He’s a very solid, good player. He takes care of football much better. Can make all the throws. Good athlete. Very smart. He’s a leader.” I love him. I do.”
Omnyura took a look at the way Jones dominated the Vikings in last week’s 31-24 win in the first round of the playoffs, and declared, “Daniel Jones had the best day of his career of any quarterback that played in the weekend. He was the MVP of the season.” Quarterback, and the most dangerous player this past weekend.”
Comparisons between Jones and Manning emerged in the lead-up to the 2019 draft based on demeanor, physical similarity, height, weight, and ability to handle whatever a top New York area athlete must face. Manning proved he was a big game quarterback. Jones is 1-0 in the playoffs and was sensational in that game.
“If you look at Ellie, and I hate to do that, they’re very similar in that Daniel doesn’t seem very excited, one way or the other,” Tuck said. “He had a bad throw or bad possession, he comes back and he still has the same look on his face. He never kind of gets out, and that’s important, playing in NYC, because we all know how this place can kind of lift you up when you play well.” And it hits you when you’re not playing well.
This resonates with Jones. It tunes out the outside noise but embraces the praise from within the Giants family.
“It definitely means something and I definitely appreciate it,” Jones told The Post on Thursday. “But I think any of those guys will tell you and I’ve learned it’s more about what you’re going to do at the next opportunity, and it’s my turn from week to week.
“That’s a great part of this organization, these guys keep coming back and you can meet them, and you’ll have those conversations. They set the example in a lot of ways for what this organization is, they’re the people I watched win Super Bowls when I was growing up.”
Jones, against the odds, has grown into the role he’s holding onto for the near future. This is good for those who came before it.
“He’s easy to get to, that’s for sure,” Tuck said.