James Bradberry was surprised to get offer from Giants
It didn’t take long for the New York Giants to address their secondary in free agency, inking a deal with James Bradberry on the first day of the legal tampering period. Nearly two weeks after signing with the Giants, Bradberry is still surprised that he received an offer from New York:
“I didn’t even expect them to come make an offer,” Bradberry said, via the New York Post. “He already knew the type of guy I was and I knew the type of guy he was and the type of program and organization he was trying to bring and instill over there in New York. I knew it was nothing but positives.”
Before the legal tampering period began, Bradberry was one of the most notable names available at cornerback. Coming from the Carolina Panthers, some people assumed that the Washington Redskins and Ron Rivera would pursue Bradberry.
On the other hand, the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders were considered frontrunners to land Bradberry. But without wasting any time, the Giants swooped in and offered the veteran corner a three-year, $45 million contract.
When Bradberry signed the contract, he became the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. However, that was short-lived as Byron Jones proceeded to sign with the Miami Dolphins for $82.5 million over five years.
This past season, the Giants deployed a secondary that lacked experience in the NFL. As a matter of fact, after releasing Janoris Jenkins, their top four cornerbacks were all in their first or second seasons.
Even though he didn’t expect to be on the roster, Bradberry will undoubtedly upgrade the secondary next season.