New York Giants Rumors: James Jones Would Be Perfect Fit

New York Giants Rumors James Jones Would Be Perfect Fit

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The unlikely re-signing of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks means the New York Giants will be in the market for a top-notch playmaker. For that reason, many fans should get used to the idea that Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones could be suiting up in red and blue next season.

There are plenty of rumors beginning to circulate that the Giants are prepared to offer Jones a multi-year contract. Even though some believe he could get a lengthy deal, such as $35 million over five years, it’s more likely that he will settle for much less. The reason for that is because it’s hard to imagine many organizations shoveling out a lot of money for the soon-to-be 30-year-old.

It’s not just about the money, though. There is the belief that Jones would be a perfect fit for the Giants based on his unselfish style of play. He has no problem taking the main workload as his league-high 14 touchdowns proved in 2012. He also has no issue in taking a backseat to other wide receivers on the team and making plays whenever the opportunity presents itself. More importantly, he has an established relationship with former Green Bay quarterbacks coach and newly hired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Jones isn’t going to create a lot of attention and he’s not going to give quarterback Eli Manning any grief if the ball doesn’t come his way enough. Obviously, Jones will need to see some action every game but it doesn’t have to be anything significant. Of course, that could change quickly if he proves to be a go-to guy for Manning.

The Packers are going to do whatever it takes to keep Jones. However, like Greg Jennings last year, there’s always the possibility that an enticing contract will be able to pry him away from Green Bay.

Michael Terrill is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelTerrill, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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  • Scott

    You REALLY should cite where you’ve seen that ANYONE is considering a 5 year 35 million dollar deal for a guy who has never had more than about 800 yards in a single season, and who averages 44 catches, 600 yards and 5 TD’s a season through his PRIME years.

    Do you really not understand that salaries are severely depressed due to a flat salary cap the past couple years.

    The #4 FA last year according to CBS, Michael Bennett signed for 1 year and 5 million.
    Wes Welker, a guy who have more catches in 3 years than Jones has in his entire NFL career signed for 2 years and 12 million dollars.
    Talib signed a 1 year deal for 4.5 million.

    James Jones is rated as the 67th best available free agent.

    Now please, in what possible world does the 67th best free agent get 25 million dollars, much less 35 million from a team like the Giants who have Cruz and then two very promising young WR’s. Which means if they brought in Jones, he’d likely take snaps or opportunities away from players who have much higher upsides at this point in time.

    Jones is looking at 3 years and 14-16 million dollars. No way is he getting 30 to 40 million.