New York Giants fans have had their hope renewed this offseason, dating back to the exact second Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll signed on their dotted lines.
Since then, even the decisions at the margins have felt correct and justifiable, as the fan base sits and waits, perfectly content to add impact talent at every turn while knowing that the 2022 season will be step one on a journey instead of another bloated, pointless mess.
This renewed interest in the Giants’ fate has led to draft steals, trades down, and UDFA signings being overanalyzed and universally praised. After all, if Schoen did it, it’s worth celebrating.
Unfortunately, considering fans became instant experts in the minutiae of the Giants’ undrafted free agent class over the past few weeks, the team’s official announcement of the signings led to a bit of confusion.
When the G-Men released their official list of 11 UDFA signings this week, they didn’t mention Florida State running back Jashaun Corbin, who’d reportedly agreed to a deal and ranked among the likeliest UDFAs to make the 53-man roster (along with Yusuf Corker out of Kentucky).
Tommon Fox, a promising EDGE from UNC (Schoen’s favorite target in Year 1), was nowhere to be seen, either. What gives?!
Giants sign top UDFA Jashaun Corbin, Tommon Fox after scaring fans
OK, good class … they’re going to try Maine’s Andre Miller at TE, interesting … what happened to Corbin and Fox?!
Due to both on-field needs and talent, the FSU ‘back seemed to have the consensus best shot at making the Week 1 roster, coming off a 12-start, 1,159 all-purpose-yard season with the two longest touchdown scampers in the ACC (89 and 75 yards).
Did something fall through? Did Corbin, the most intriguing name in the class, clash with leadership and take his gear elsewhere?
Nope. The Giants just … left him out.
Don’t scare us like that again!
Yes, the very next morning, both Corbin and Fox were Giants — it’s now official and on the ESPN camp roster, so you know it’s real.
Not only did the Giants sign Corbin, it turns out, but they gave him $110,000 guaranteed, envisioning him as something beyond a lottery ticket.
Giants fans can officially exhale, as they’ve inked a potential mid-rounder following the draft instead of losing him due to a clerical error.
And Fox is nothing to sneeze at, either. Looks like Schoen and Daboll have done it again.