REPORT: New York Giants showing interest in Byron Jones
The New York Giants are reportedly showing interest in veteran cornerback Byron Jones. According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the Giants are “in the mix” for Jones. Although free agency doesn’t start until March 18, teams will be permitted to speak with players starting on March 16.
Someone told me to “expect the Eagles and New York Giants to get into a bidding war for Jones.” As I reported last week – Jones is going to make a lot of money and he’ll be able to pick the team he wants to play for.
Jones is expected to make around $15-17 million per year, which would make him one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the league.
Jones is a former first-round pick selected by the Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 27-year-old has also only missed one game in his five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Jones played exceptionally well last season recording 46 tackles, six pass deflections, and one forced fumble. However, he has struggled to record any interceptions in his last two seasons with the Cowboys.
In his five seasons with the Cowboys, Jones played for Jason Garrett, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Giants. That could possibly play a role in his decision this offseason, although he doesn’t play offense. Nevertheless, Jones will most likely sign with the team that will offer him the most money.