Source: Giants reach agreement with QB Jones
The No. 6 overall pick was slotted for a four-year deal worth $25.7 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million. NFL Network was first to report that an agreement had been reached.
The Giants rookies reported to training camp on Monday afternoon. Rookies and select veterans (including fellow quarterback Eli Manning) are expected to take the field for their first practice on Tuesday.
Jones is expected to sign his deal in the morning and be on the field with his teammates.
The rookie quarterback is coming off a strong spring. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula even said he thought that Jones would be ready to go Week 1 if necessary.
Coach Pat Shurmur was similarly complimentary at the end of the offseason workout program.
“I think he’s had a really good offseason. … He’s on track with the goal to be ready to play Day 1,” Shurmur said.
It’s unlikely he will play immediately even if Jones has a strong training camp and preseason. The Giants have said on multiple occasions that Manning is the starter and that will remain as long as he wins games.