NFL teams to watch Daniel Jones after Giants playoffs
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The New York Giants’ shocking playoff run came to a sudden halt on Saturday. Quarterback Daniel Jones (15 of his 27 for 135 yards and interceptions) had arguably the worst performance of the season, with the Giants losing to rival Philadelphia his Eagles 38-7. rice field.
Heading into the divisional rounds, however, Jones appeared to be positioning himself as New York’s future quarterback. Emerging as one of the dangerous dual threat quarterbacks.
Earlier this month, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport told report The Giants plan to re-sign Jones this offseason.
“All these conversations, we’re going to do them,” he told reporters (h/t ProFootballTalk’s Michael David Smith.)
The conversation isn’t straight forward as Jones is highly unlikely to return to bargain-based trading. According to Spotrac, his market value is projected at $25.5 million a year, which is a very low estimate. There is a possibility.
Other teams should be interested in the 25-year-old Duke product. Here’s a look at six who are logically interested in Jones, or at least keeping an eye on his situation heading into free agency, and why.
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Carolina Panthers general manager Scott Fitter has some tough decisions ahead of him this offseason. Carolina needs to find a new head coach and finally find a quarterback for the franchise.
Over the past two years, the Panthers have traded Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield, and the results have been overwhelming. They also used 2022 third-round pick Matt Corral, but he has yet to see the field due to Lisfranc’s injury.
Carolina are close to winning the 2022 NFC South Title and with a dynamic quarterback like Jones at the helm of the offense, they could be a contender in 2023. During the regular season, Jones posted a passer rating of 92.5, threw for 15 touchdowns, and rushed for 708 yards and scored seven more, while only five interceptions.
Now, a lot depends on who the Panthers hire as head coach. A veteran offensive like Sean Payton, her coach could be very intrigued by the prospect of working with Jones.
Carolina is projected to exceed the cap by $4.2 million, so creating the necessary cap space can be a challenge for the Fitterer. But the Carolina aren’t in as dire a cap situation as their rivals, the Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If the Buccaneers can’t keep Tom Brady, Carolina could theoretically sign Jones and have the best quarterback in the division.
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Like the Panthers, the Indianapolis Colts are looking for stability in their new head coach and quarterback positions. The Colts have been disappointing in acquiring Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan over the past two seasons.
Colts are announced We have completed interviews with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Green Bay Packers special teams coach Rich Bisatcha, and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.
After finding a coach, finding a new quarterback will be Indianapolis’ top priority.
Indianapolis, the fourth pick in April’s draft, will likely roll the dice on rookies like Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and University of Alabama’s Bryce Young. Must consider in this off season.
Jones has led the Giants’ run-heavy offense this season, pairing with star running back Saqon Barkley to create one of the best backfield duos in the league. In Indianapolis, he could form a similar tandem with his 2021 rush his leader Jonathan his Taylor.
Cap space shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the Colts, who are projected to have $20.6 million in free space. In addition, Indianapolis will be able to liquidate an additional $17.2 million by parting with Ryan.
The Colts should have plenty of quarterback options this season, including Brady and Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, but Jones could help bring them back to relevance in the AFC South. There is
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the raiders Be expected Trading or releasing a car by February 15 guarantees a salary of $32.9 million in 2023 and a salary of $7.5 million in 2024.
according to sports illustratedof Albert Briathe Raiders are eyeing Brady and San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo to replace Kerr in 2023.
“I can tell you plainly, this is a fact. dan patrick show Early this month. “…This is what the Raiders are working on. Jimmy Garoppolo is no different.”
Jones is not related to Raiders coach Josh McDaniels the way Brady and Garoppolo are. But he still makes a lot of sense in Las Vegas.
Assuming the Raiders can keep Josh Jacobs star, they could form a dynamic backfield similar to what Jones had in New York. The Raiders also feature the kind of high-end receiving talent that Jones lacked in the Big Apple.
Jones could take a more positive step with Davante Adams, Hunter Renfro and Darren Waller as top targets.
The Raiders’ cap space is projected to be $21.8 million. If Kerr is released or traded, they will have another $29.3 million in space.
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The New York Jets used No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson in the 2021 draft, but may be looking for a new starter for 2023.
After Wilson’s initial benching, “many of Wilson’s teammates, and [then-offensive coordinator Mike] LaFleur was thrilled to start the offense with another quarterback,” wrote Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic.
If the Jets were to move from Wilson, Jones would be a logical fit. I did my job.
He clearly edged out Wilson, who ended the year with a dismal 72.8 passer rating.
With Jones playing the same offense as Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis and Michael Carter, hopefully with Bryce Hall coming off an ACL tear, he can create something special.
The Jets are looking for a new offensive coordinator after firing LaFleur, and cap space could be an issue. New York is projected to exceed the cap by $2.7 million. But if the Jets can create cap space and find a coordinator who isn’t going to “fix” Wilson, Jones makes a lot of sense.
Jones has been able to stabilize the offense and now has postseason experience and is used to playing under the scrutiny of the brutal New York media.
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The Tennessee Titans face a tough decision for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. New general manager Ron Carson admitted as much during his introductory press conference.
“We’re still evaluating the roster. Ryan has been great here,” Carson said, according to NFL.com’s Michael Baka. “He’s won a lot of football games and we’re looking forward to winning football games, but we still need time to evaluate them and make decisions.”
If the Titans choose to move from Tannehill, releasing him in the post-June 1 designation could save $27 million off the cap. so this is a huge amount.
Ditching the final year of Tannehill’s contract would at least crack the door for Jones’ pursuit.
Jones would be a sensible replacement for Tannehill. increase. But he’s a much more rushed threat and will be a big weapon alongside Star’s running back Derrick Henry.
It all depends on how the Titans view Tannehill, who turns 35 in July. They seized the chance to land a potential successor when they drafted Malik He Willis in the third round, but Willis (with a passer rating of 42.8) has struggled hard as a rookie this year.
If Willis can’t be a future Tennessee quarterback, Jones could be, and his addition will help the Titans get back to the forefront of the AFC South divisional race.
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The Washington Commanders came close to making the playoffs this season, but quarterback volatility sank their chances late in the season. Taylor Heinicke performed just average in Washington, and the team’s 2022 bet on Wentz failed to pay dividends.
Wentz posted a disappointing 80.2 passer rating and went 2-5 as a starter.
Releasing Wentz would save us $26.2 million from the salary cap, which feels like a foregone conclusion.
Wentz is almost certain to leave, and Heinicke will become a free agent in March. If general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Ron Rivera want to finally find answers at quarterback, then focusing on Jones would be a great start.
Jones has four years of experience defending the NFC East, making him a more reliable choice than Wentz or Heinicke.
Now, Jones’ suitability in Washington could hinge on who Washington names to replace fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner. The team has already interviewed quarterback coach Ken Zampes, former Giants head coach Pat Schulmer, and Atlanta Falcons quarterback coach Charles London, according to NBC Sports Washington’s Ethan Caddo. It is carried out.
But Jones at least gave the Commander an above-average quarterback and was able to undermine division rivals by stealing him from New York.
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