The Giants have come to contractual terms with third-round selection and former Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley, the team announced Monday afternoon. This a mere 38 days after he was selected on Friday evening May the 9th. The dollar figure on Bromley’s four-year rookie deal has not been disclosed, but apparently he was holding out for a more rewarding signing bonus. 38 days.
Granted Bromley has been with the team during this negotiation period, so it’s not exactly a “holdout” per say. What is it? Bizarre. First-round draft choice Odell Beckham Jr. signed his contract on May 19th ($10.4 million), as did second rounder Weston Richburg ($4.9 million). In fact, the Giants other six draft picks have all been signed since that same date.
In essence, Bromley rewarded the faith — that quite possibly only the Giants had in him — by demanding more guaranteed money. What happened to Bromley’s shock and awe response to being picked in round three? Or his fulfillment of a life long dream to play for the Giants organization?
“The home team, this is my favorite team, it’s crazy. Big Blue. And then I get picked by them? It’s crazy. It’s amazing.”
The bottom line: If Jay Bromley earns field time and wreaks havoc in the middle of the front, those 38 days will be quickly forgotten. He’s likely to compete for rotational snaps with veteran Mike Patterson (6.4 run D grade by Pro Football Focus) and third-year player Markus Kuhn (10 snaps in 2013).