NFL News and Rumors

Giants GM Reveals Timeline for Potential Daniel Jones & Saquon Barkley Extensions

David Kaestle
New York Giants GM Joe Schoen explains timeline on Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley extensions.
New York Giants GM Joe Schoen explains timeline on Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley extensions. / Associated Press

The Giants are off to a surprisingly good start in new general manager Joe Schoen's first season at the helm. Sitting at 6-2 heading into a Week 9 bye after the trade deadline, the Giants have some time to focus on upcoming roster decisions, specifically potential contract extensions for star running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones.

Daniel Jones Extension

Schoen already declined Jones' fifth-year rookie option and Barkley is entering the last year of his deal, so both players are set to be free agents after this season. When asked about updates on those extensions, Schoen had this to say:

We'll have those meetings this week. We'll talk about it if we want to, we had to get through the trade deadline today and those conversations, then we'll kind of circle up with some strategy meetings as we move forward on contract extensions and if we may or may not do anybody. If I did, this would be the week. I would want to entertain it during the bye week and then I probably won't do anything after that. I don't want anything to be a distraction to the players or the organization. So, if we do something, it would be probably before Monday with any of our guys, I'm not saying him, but when we have those conversations.

Giants Gm Joe Schoen

Saquon Barkley Extension

Barkley finally looks like himself again after a couple of injury-plagued seasons, playing like one of the best running backs in the NFL and literally carrying New York's offense. With his injury woes seemingly behind him, Barkley looks like a much safer bet now than he did a few months ago.

Jones has also shown improvement, even if his numbers still don't jump off the page. He's gotten much better at limiting turnovers and taking care of the football, which was his biggest weakness in the past. While we don't know if it will be enough for the Giants to invest heavily in him as their quarterback of the future, it's a clear step in the right direction.

It will be interesting to see how New York handles both of these contracts, as the team's future depends on it.

For now, the Giants are focused on trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds currently give New York -200 odds of reaching the postseason.

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark

David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.