The New York Giants certainly have a lot of decisions laid out before them in the next few weeks. One of those decisions will involve MLB Chase Blackburn. We all remember how valuable Chase has been to this team through both Super Bowl runs. He is a favorite of the coaching staff because of his overall knowledge of the defense and his work ethic. Chase will be an unrestricted Free Agent on March 12th when the NFL year officially begins.
Chase may not be signed with the intention of him being the starter, but that is certainly a familiar spot for Blackburn. He has earned his spot each and every time, and of course has come from out of football to a starting spot before. One of the stories Coach Tom Coughlin told in his new book “Earn the Right to Win” was about Chase and how he stayed prepared even after the Giants had released him at the end of training camp in 2011. Coughlin laughed at how the announcers would say “Chase came from sitting on the couch to starting a game in the NFL”….Chase wasn’t sitting around on any couches…he did his workouts, he studied his position, and he studied the league for his next opportunity. There is no wonder Chase is a coach favorite, and I would bet might even become a coach himself someday soon.
Chase’s agent stated that will review the offer from the Giants and take a look at all their other opportunities…but again here is a guy that never got a look from another team through ten weeks in 20111, and then wins a Super Bowl…I’m betting Chase would rather be in New York as a Giant than anywhere else.