Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) makes a catch against Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) during the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
In a move that all Giants fans should appreciate, GM Jerry Reese shored up the secondary for good with his signing of Rodgers-Cromartie. It was first reported by Adam Schefter this afternoon that he signed with the Giants on a 5 year/$39 million contract.
This move was a bargain that the Giants in hindsight should not have been able to make, as the Broncos offered DRC more money (though less guaranteed) before free agency started.
This works in the favor of the Giants because not only did he misjudge his market value and signed with Giants for a bargain, now he has something to prove to the league that didn’t offer him the money he thought he deserved.
This is a high-risk signing though, as DRC has not been the most consistent player throughout his career, as shown here in a handy chart created by our friends at PFF.
If the Giants get the good DRC production that they are hoping, then this defense will be much improved… but if they get the DRC from 2010-2011, then we will be left back at square one.
Now this also begs the question who should the Giants draft at pick #12? Should they address the OL or possibly the pass rushing problem? Tight end? Wide receiver? Comment below with your thoughts.