Daniel Jones believed he did sufficient in the course of the 2022-23 season to show to the Giants that he could be their franchise quarterback of the long run after main them to a shocking nine-win season and the Divisional Spherical earlier than bowing out to the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.
“Yeah I do,” he mentioned on Sunday. “I think I improved as a player this year. As an offense, we proved a lot throughout the year. I’m proud of that.”
The 25-year-old passer is headed towards free company this offseason after placing collectively a profession marketing campaign in Yr No. 4 of his profession — the primary beneath the brand new regime of basic supervisor Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll.
Not solely did he submit career bests in completion share (67.2%), passing yards (3,205), and interceptions (5), however he rushed for 708 yards to show that he’s one of many extra harmful dual-threat quarterbacks within the league.
Whether or not or not it’s sufficient for a long-term dedication from Schoen and Daboll stays to be seen, clearly, however Jones admitted that his illustration and Giants administration have had some conversations all through the season, describing them as “positive.”
“They think I’ve made a lot of improvement this year,” Jones mentioned. “I’ll let them speak for themselves when it comes to that kind of stuff.”
The plan, in accordance to Jones, is that he’ll take a while to “regroup and refresh” earlier than coming into the sector that’s contract negotiations.
“We’ll see how it all plays out. There’s a lot that goes into that and that’s down the road,” Jones mentioned. “This season remains to be very contemporary… we’ve to digest that and take into consideration issues going ahead… I wouldn’t say [contract talks are] my favourite a part of it. You play for the love of the sport, you play for the chance to dedicate your self to one thing and work to enhance as a participant, as an individual.
“To me, that’s what it’s about. That’s why you do it. But at the same time, at this level, it is a business and you can’t ignore that piece of it. You have to do it and I understand it.”
Whereas he definitely didn’t converse with the identical type of certainty that fellow-soon-to-be-free-agent Saquon Barkley exuded when speaking about his future with the Giants, Jones nonetheless relayed the need to stay with the staff that drafted him No. 6 general 4 years in the past.
“I love this place, I enjoyed my time here,” Jones mentioned. “I want to be here. I think there’s a business side to it all and a lot of that I can’t control. I love and respect this organization… and the guys in this locker room. I’d love to be here.”