Craig: Giants better off paying Derek Carr over Daniel Jones: 'No brainer'


As the Jets reportedly make their pitch to Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers, Craig Carton wonders why the Giants aren’t doing the same.

Sure, Big Blue’s brass has made it clear that they want to retain Daniel Jones and agree to a contract, but Craig says Carr is a better quarterback, and would be of more help to a Giants team that made the playoffs last season, and will continue to take strides forward under Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll.

“What I don't understand while the New York Jets rightfully so are hot and heavy on Derek Carr, if not Aaron Rodgers, the New York Giants don't have a legitimate, proven franchise quarterback,” Craig said. “He had a good year, he didn’t have a great year, he had a good year, a good year that gives you promise that he might get better if you give him a better line, more weapons, etcetera, etcetera.

“But if I'm gonna commit…in the neighborhood of $190 million, I'd rather spend that money on Derek Carr. That's a no brainer to me.”

But Evan, pointing to Jones’ age (25) in comparison to Carr (31), says the Giants would be better off building on Jones’ career season and his familiarity with the offense and continue on with their former sixth overall pick.

“If you're the Giants, you're spending money on Daniel Jones to continue to find out how much better he can be,” Evan said. “He's also six years younger than Derek Carr. And if they're not going to invest the money in Daniel Jones, and I understand the argument of why you wouldn't, then start over at the position. You don't then reinvest even more money in a guy who's six years older.”

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