The Giants’ quarterback of the future will be present when the rookies take the field to open training camp on Tuesday.
Daniel Jones, the sixth overall selection by the Giants, agreed to terms on his rookie contract on Monday night, the team announced. Giants rookies and select veterans reported to training camp on Monday; the rest of the team will report on Wednesday.
Jones, 22, was expected to sign his contract on Tuesday morning, but the quarterback was so eager to complete the formality that he inked the deal late on Monday.
Jones was the last of the Giants’ 10 draft picks to reach an agreement. Earlier on Monday, linebacker Oshane Ximines, a third-round pick, signed his contract. The last Giants draft pick to miss time on the field in training camp with a holdout was Prince Amukamara in 2011. Last year’s first-round pick, Saquon Barkley, signed his contract on the first day players reported to camp.
With Jones signed, there are three first-round picks who remain unsigned in the NFL: Nick Bosa of the 49ers and Quinnen Williams of the Jets, the second and third overall picks in the draft, and Brian Burns, who was the 16th overall selection by the Panthers.
The holdup on the contract had little to do with total compensation. As the sixth overall pick, Jones’ salary was slotted and he will receive a four-year contract worth a guaranteed $25.6 million with a team option for a fifth year.
Jones figures to be the most watched, scrutinized, analyzed and discussed player at Giants training camp this summer. He was selected as the heir apparent to Eli Manning, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Giants. With the contract ironed out, he will be able to start that camp on time and begin the process of preparing to eventually take over the job as starting quarterback.
Safety nets. The Giants will have workouts for veteran free agent safeties Tre Boston and Jonathan Cyprien on Tuesday. The Giants are looking for experienced depth in a very young secondary and possibly to replace safety Kamrin Moore, who is suspended indefinitely following domestic violence charges made against him earlier this month. Boston was drafted by current Giants GM Dave Gettleman when he was with the Panthers, so the two have a history. Cyprien is coming off an ACL injury. The Giants could sign one or both of them before the start of camp for the full team on Wednesday.