he probably won't even be a top 10 paid QB by AAV though. QB's just make so much money
looks like 4 years 160 million for Jones
edit: apparently there is a potential 35 million more in incentives
Ridiculous. Sixth in QBR last season, but only 13th in passer rating, 15th in yards, and tied for 21st in touchdowns. Played four seasons and has had only one with 20+ touchdowns.
It does demonstrate how hard it is to find a high-quality quarterback, and how teams are willing to reach even when a player is not a lock to be a long-term franchise QB.
He is 7th now but will be average once Hurt, Burrow, and Herbert get their new contracts.
He only counts 19 against the cap this year and cap is about to explode. (for example, the expected franchise tag for a QB is going from around 32 million this year to 41 million next year)
This is better then the Franchise tag for the Giants this season because it allows them to add players in FA (but still not go crazy)
As someone who watched Jones all year, I am glad he is back. He improved greatly this year. There were some games where he carried the team in the 4th quarter to a win. He convinced a Head Coach and GM that did not draft him that he was a QB they can win with. And he won a playoff game.
One more thing, the comment that "84 million guaranteed for the first two years" means there is likely an out to the contract after 2 years with a dead money cap hit.