Before Schoen weighs in, here are some thoughts on the Giants as the offseason kicks into high gear:

• Once Schoen committed to retaining Jones, the initial number for an average annual salary the quarterback’s camp presented in negotiations became the single most important piece of information of the offseason. That’s why there was such an uproar when it was reported that Jones is seeking $45 million “or more.”

I can’t confirm that exact number was presented by Jones’ camp in negotiations with the Giants (although no one credible has refuted it), but I have heard that his sights are set high. And hysteria aside, $45 million is a logical starting point from Jones’ camp.

Kyler Murray, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, received a five-year, $230.5 million extension from the Cardinals last offseason. Jones, who was the No. 6 pick in the 2019 draft, hasn’t produced at the same level as Murray. But unlike Murray, Jones has a playoff win on his resume. And with the salary cap skyrocketing, it makes sense to use a monster contract signed by a quarterback in Jones’ draft class as a reference point.

The Giants certainly won’t give Jones a multiyear contract worth $45 million per year. They have the franchise tag at their disposal, which will lock Jones in for 2023 at $32.4 million. But even if Jones is willing to settle around $40 million per year, he wasn’t going to open negotiations at that figure. Knowing the team would likely start around the tag amount, Jones could have come in at $45 million with the expectation that the sides could find a middle ground closer to $40 million.

Giants general manager Joe Schoen is scheduled to speak to reporters from the combine Tuesday. Schoen last held a news conference in the immediate aftermath of the Giants’ playoff loss, so this will be his first opportunity to provide an update on the status of negotiations with quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.