Giants fans will be furious with James Bradberry’s reason for picking Eagles

James Bradberry, NY Giants (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
James Bradberry, NY Giants (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /

Hearts are still broken in East Rutherford with former NY Giants Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bradberry, who spent two years with the Giants after four campaigns with the Panthers, was released by the team and signed with Philly earlier this month.

Bradberry didn’t want to leave New York, but his $21.8 million cap hit was simply a no-go for general manager Joe Schoen. Bradberry is now excited to make plays in the secondary with fellow stud CB Darius Slay. With that said, though, it also looks like Bradberry has revenge on his mind, as NY Daily News insider Pat Leonard is reporting part of the reason he signed with Philly is so he could play the G-Men twice a year. Whoa.

Eagles CB James Bradberry wants revenge on the NY Giants this season

"“He has a chip on his shoulder,” Leonard said. “I think he’s going to fit really well in Philadelphia. Part of the reason he signed with Philly is because they play the Giants twice a year.”"

Bradberry posted an emotional goodbye to the Giants on Instagram after his release, and it looked like he had no ill will toward the organization. Per Leonard, though, Bradberry clearly isn’t happy with how things ended between him and the Giants. Again, he didn’t want to leave, but his cap hit left the team no choice.

On top of that, Schoen also tried trading the veteran defensive back both before and after the NFL Draft, but nothing was ever able to get finalized. Schoen reportedly had a deal set with the Houston Texans in exchange for a late-round pick, but Bradberry nixed that deal because he and the Houston front office couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract. That was a blow for NY.

Bradberry, understandably, had double-digit teams show interest in him once he hit free agency. In the end, though, he signed his one-year, $10 million contract with the Eagles and he’s now staying in the division.

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This is the last thing the Giants wanted to see happen, but Bradberry made the best move for his career. With the latest update from Leonard, the Week 14 and Week 18 matchups between the Giants and Eagles just got way more interesting. If Bradberry indeed wants some revenge on his former team, Daniel Jones and Co. will be ready to prevent that from happening.