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Rich Eisen drops huge rumor about Daniel Jones’ future with Giants

Daniel Jones on the sideline

East Rutherford, NJ October 22, 2023. Daniel Jones of the Giants on the sidelines in the second half. Photo credit: Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK

Could the New York Giants be fed up with quarterback Daniel Jones? Veteran TV/radio host Rich Eisen has heard that is the case.

Eisen hosted NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL combine. Upon returning home from the combine, Eisen ran his usual segment listing the five “juiciest” rumors he heard at the scouting event.

Rumor number three centered around the Giants’ dwindling belief in Jones as their QB of the future.

“The Giants are absolutely done with Daniel Jones. Done. Might have to play him this year, but [he] ain’t it. And they feel, the words I heard multiple times, the two words were ‘buyer’s remorse,'” Eisen said of the Giants’ feelings toward JOnes.

The Giants signed Jones to a massive 4-year, $160 million contract before the start of last season. Jones was coming off a stellar 2022 campaign during which he threw for 3,205 yards with 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also rushed for 708 yards with 7 touchdowns across 16 games played.

Jones also led the Giants to their first playoff win since Eli Manning beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for the second time over a decade ago.

But Jones regressed mightily in 2023. He threw for just 909 yards with 2 touchdowns and 6 interceptions across 6 games played. The nightmare season got even worse when he was forced to undergo season-ending knee surgery after a Week 9 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Giants lost five of the six games Jones started in 2023. Their lone win was during a Week 2 contest against the Arizona Cardinals in which the Giants had to come back from a 21-point deficit.

Jones’ $160 million deal came with $92 million in guarantees, which means that the Giants can cut Jones for a reasonable $22.2 million dead cap hit after the 2024 season.

Giants fans can at least take solace in the fact that they won’t have to incur the largest dead cap hit in NFL history like another team just did.

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