Jon Beason: 3 Big Things

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Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

1. Plagued By Injuries

Its tough to see such a good player struggle with as many injuries as Beason has in his career. Many people have forgotten about how good Beason has been over the course of his career because he hasn’t been on the field much in the past handful of seasons. Beason just seems to have no luck where injuries are concerned.

Beason didn’t miss a game in his first four seasons. The injury bug found him in 2011. From 2011-2012 he only played in 5 games. In the 2011 season he tore his Achilles. In the 2012 season the Carolina Panthers had replaced him with Luke Kuechly who was their first round draft pick. Kuechly became one of the most impressive young linebackers in the game and Beason was given a spot on the bench because of it.

Beason was traded to the Giants during the 2013 season and he filled a big need for the team. Beason had 93 tackles in 12 games. The Giants defense was improved leaps and bounds after he got to New York. It was clear that the Giants had found the new leader of their defense. But on and off again injuries haunted Beason in 2014 until he was put on injured reserve 7 weeks into the season.

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