Analysis: Daniel Jones’ new contract raises standard for QBs

FILE - New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones plays during an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Philadelphia. The Giants signed Jones and put the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Daniel Jones turned one decent season into a mega-money contract that raises the standard in the NFL. Once the New York Giants gave Jones a deal worth $160 million over four years — $82 million is reportedly guaranteed for the first two seasons — the price tag went up for quarterbacks around the league. Way up. If Jones can join Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and six others in the $40 million-per-year club after a breakout season in which he threw just 15 touchdown passes and ran for seven more, how much money will more accomplished QBs get paid?