Giants not committed to Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones just yet

Giants not committed to Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones just yet

It was not stunning in any respect to listen to common supervisor Joe Schoen on Tuesday heap loads of reward on Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. In spite of everything, the Giants are 6-2 and the beginning quarterback and prime working again are placing collectively successful seasons.

It was additionally no shock that Schoen didn’t get carried away with the gaudy report of his crew and proclaim that he’s committing to Jones and Barkley as Giants in 2023.

“Pay attention, there’s 9 video games left so it’s an ongoing analysis for everyone on the roster, not simply Saquon and Daniel,” Schoen mentioned. “Clearly these are two essential gamers to the place we’re proper now. It’s a relentless analysis and we nonetheless have 9 video games left.”

It simply so occurs that Jones and Barkley should not have contracts for 2023. That is the ultimate 12 months of Jones’ rookie deal, as one in all Schoen’s first selections after getting the job was to resolve that he wouldn’t decide up Jones’ fifth-year opinion. Barkley arrived one 12 months earlier than Jones and is enjoying this season on his fifth-year choice.

Joe Schoen says he’s nonetheless evaluating everybody on the Giants’ roster.Invoice Kostroun

Jones just isn’t lighting up the scoreboard along with his manufacturing — he has solely six landing passes and his passer score of 88.0 just isn’t far above his career-high score of 87.7 in 2019 or his 2021 score of 84.8. Jones has thrown solely two interceptions, although, and has confirmed to be an actual menace along with his legs with 363 speeding yards. He additionally has been at his greatest down the stretch of video games, with 4 fourth-quarter comeback victories.

“Daniel’s performed a superb job,” Schoen mentioned, “Key moments, fourth quarter once you’ve bought to have it. I feel he’s answered the bell in lots of conditions.”

Schoen then went on to say Jones was on the crew facility at 7:30 Tuesday morning, regardless that the gamers are off for the bye week.

Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones are nonetheless enjoying for brand new Giants offers.AP Picture

“Didn’t shock me a bit,” Schoen mentioned. “He’s a gymnasium rat, he’s at all times round. I feel he’s performed a superb job main the crew this 12 months.”

Requested if he has seen sufficient to find out he needs Jones again in 2023, Schoen reiterated that there are 9 video games remaining on this season.

“We’ll speak by it, what the market seems like,” Schoen mentioned. “It’s gonna be an ongoing analysis. We’ve had Daniel for eight video games.”

Barkley has been splendid, lastly wholesome and rid of the knee and ankle points that saved him off the sphere or ruined his previous three seasons. Barkley has 779 speeding yards — second within the NFL to Nick Chubb (841), averaging 4.8 yards per carry and has 5 speeding touchdowns.

“Saquon’s an awesome child, he’s powerful, he’s clearly proficient,” Schoen mentioned, “Him being wholesome this 12 months your kinda seeing who he’s and what he can do. Credit score to the offensive line, he’s taken benefit of his alternatives along with his God-given presents too and helped us loads.”

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