Logan Ryan received a $ 31 million Merry Christmas from the Giants.
Ryan announced on Twitter on Christmas morning that he had signed a three-year extension, and that the deal, valued at $ 31 million, with a $ 20 million guarantee, was first announced by the NFL Network.
Ryan, 29, did not even test the water again after being disappointed by the free agency last season. He settled for a one-year market value $ 5 million contract just before the regular season without being signed by the training camp.
But patience turned out to be the right move.
New Jersey native and Rudders product Essential under the right circumstances, Switching from cornerback – where he played four seasons for the New England Patriots and three seasons for the Tennessee Titans – for defense. Ryan agents and Giants rookie second-round pick Xavier McKinney heated up several months of negotiations with the Giants after foot surgery.
Ryan, who had a previous relationship with New England coach Joe Judge, quickly established himself as a defensive leader, including high-cost free-agent additions (Blake Martinez and James Bradberry) and a trusted owner face. Attract attention. He has three mandatory stumbles and the No. 34-ranked safe intercept of Pro Football Focus.
When asked recently if he was interested in signing again, Ryan said, “Of course. I made the jersey. Being here is a blessing to me. Personally I had to do a lot of things in the free company to get into this situation. I feel like I am in the right place at the right time. ”
According to Overthecap.com, Ryan’s $ 20 million guarantee is the ninth most secure. The deal is similar to the one signed in 2017 with the Titans as a free agent (three years, 30 million).
So, Giants Peppers (signed in 2021), Ryan and McKinney with the versatility of Giants rotating defenses will advance through the slot, the box and the deeper part of the field. Because of Ryan’s ability to allow coordinator Patrick Graham to creatively cover the pre-appearance, the secondary is crucial to the Giants’ over-defense.
The deal could be a sign of security for Dave Kettleman, which could be an NFL scandal for a general manager who risks being fired for making long-term decisions on free agents two weeks before the end of the season.
Kettleman entered the hot seat of the season and won four games for the Giants after a 1-7 start, allowing them to play meaningful games in December, Fulfills John Mara’s stated season goal. Assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams is heavily involved in managing the salary cap and negotiating contracts.
How will Ryan’s contract affect the rest of the office?
COVID-19- The Giants are expected to have about 8 10.8 million seats if the affected NFL salary cap falls to 6 176 million per team. Defensive linemen Leonard Williams and Dolvin Tomlinson will be looking for big multi-year contracts, and the Giants need improvements in broad receiver and pass-rusher.