NY Giants receive big win with Markus Golden UFA tender window expiring

Markus Golden (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants received a huge win as of Tuesday at 4 PM, as edge rusher’s Markus Golden’s timeline to sign with any other team has expired.

Ladies and gentlemen, we did it! Somehow, someway, the NY Giants figured out a way to retain Markus Golden’s services, which is all most of us fans asked for in the pass-rushing department in the beginning.

After a long, crazy offseason that has guys like Jadeveon Clowney, Logan Ryan, and formerly Markus Golden all still free agents late into the Summer, Markus Golden will officially be playing for the NY Giants – or no one – in 2020.

Something I personally campaigned for since the end of last season, I couldn’t be happier to see it come to fruition – even if I am a bit bummed personally for Golden who surely deserved a much-bigger deal after balling out in 2019.

While the idea of Golden playing on another one-year prove-it deal for the NY Giants in 2020 just doesn’t seem fair in many ways, Dave Gettleman actually pulled a savvy move and it worked out due to his patience; where do I sign up for more than this?

At the beginning of free agency, it looks as though the 2019 double-digit sack man was all but gone from Big Blue, as surely some team would step up with a decent offer and snatch up a guy with two of those seasons under his belt before the age of 30, right?

Somehow, wrong.

In an age where the NFL doesn’t seem to value sacks anymore and relies more on fancy opinionated data like pressures (Golden had a ton of those, too, anyway; 44 to be exact), I had never prior seen a players’ actual hard stats broken down so much and labeled in a negative way.

In the end, the media and apparently NFL front office’s biases and wrong opinion here only have helped the NY Giants, as since his deadline to sign with another team based on his RFA Tender passed at 4 PM today.

Via Twitter:

There was a bit of confusion amongst the good people who follow @GMENHQ Twitter last night with most believing the date for him to exclusively become a member of the NY Giants was pushed back to July 28th, but due to the Cheifs reporting their rookies to camp it officially ended his time on the free-agent market.

This team needed some kind of win and Dave Gettleman figuring out a way to make some semblance of a pass-rushing group took a major step forward on Tuesday.

Now, is there any chance this results in a different type of deal for Markus Golden, and what are the details of the original deal?