New York Jets: The latest name to make the jump
NEW YORK — The New York Giants and New York Yankees are close to agreeing on a deal that would keep quarterback Eli Manning and outfielder Justin Upton on the roster through 2021, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Sources told Schefter that the deal is worth up to $65 million and could be done on Monday.
It’s not clear if the deal would include the Giants’ 2018 second-round pick from the Yankees.
It’s possible that the Giants would not be able to take the pick and that the Yankees would be willing to take that pick, the sources said.
The Giants, who are in the market for a franchise quarterback, are expected to be in the mix to sign either Sanchez or Sam Darnold, who would be the first free agent to sign a multiyear contract with the Giants this offseason.
The Yankees and Jets, who both are rebuilding teams, are both in the middle of a rebuild that began with the signing of free agent Andrew Miller in December.
Both teams have been linked to the Giants in the past, and both are expected in the same market for quarterback.
Manning, a three-time Super Bowl winner, is scheduled to make $17.5 million this season and the $25.5-million average salary for a starting quarterback this year.