The Giants were going to lose a game at some time, Daniel Jones was going to suffer, and then it would be open season on him.
Numerous pieces of analysis, criticism, and contempt would all point to the same conclusion, which might be summed up in the word "overpaid."
Earning money has benefits, and it certainly beats the alternative.
When Tevye declared, "I realize there's no shame in being poor," in "Fiddler on the Roof," he was aware of this. It is hardly a tremendous honor, though.
What, then, would have been so awful if I had a little money?
Jones earned his substantial wealth. On March 7, the result of weeks of negotiations was a four-year deal worth $160 million.
An agreement that many NFL observers immediately criticized as being excessive.
Some of the jabs directed against Jones had a nearly personal feel to them, as if to say, "How dare they give him all that money."
Through three games, he has two touchdown passes, four interceptions, a passer rating of 70.0 and has been sacked 12 times. The Giants are 1-2 and averaging 14.3 points a game.