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Daniel Jones matches Matthew Stafford with a 4-year, $160M deal

Matthew Stafford and Daniel Jones now have something in common – and it’s not that they’re both Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.

On Tuesday, the New York Giants agreed to terms on a deal with Jones that matches the one Stafford signed with the Rams last offseason. Although the exact structure and guaranteed money will differ from player to player, the basis of each quarterback’s deal is the same: four years, $160 million.

The Giants opted not to use the franchise tag on Jones and instead signed him to a long-term deal, locking him in as their starter for the foreseeable future. They committed a sizable amount of money to him in the first two years, too.

According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Jones got $82 million fully guaranteed at signing. That’s $19 million more than the $63 million fully guaranteed that Stafford got a year ago from the Rams.

Jones and Stafford are obviously at very different points in their careers. Stafford just finished his 14thth season in the NFL and was coming off a Super Bowl win when he signed his $160 million deal. Jones, on the other hand, has only played four seasons and has just 36 total touchdown passes in the last three years after tossing 24 as a rookie in 2019.

At $40 million per year, Stafford and Jones are tied with Dak Prescott as the seventh-highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL by annual average.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire

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