5 former NY Giants who have jumped ship to join an NFC East rival

Saquon Barkley is one of many former Giants to jump ship and join an NFC East rival

Mar 14, 2024; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Saquon Barkley speaks during a
Mar 14, 2024; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Saquon Barkley speaks during a / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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4. CB James Bradberry

The Giants' secondary has looked different over the last few seasons, but in 2020, the G-Men's depth at the position was off the charts with Julian Love, Logan Ryan, Darnay Holmes, and James Bradberry. Bradberry joined Big Blue in 2020 after spending four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. The veteran signed a three-year, $45 million contract with New York, which was a massive upgrade for the Giants at cornerback at the time.

In 2020, Bradberry started 15 games. He had 54 tackles, three interceptions, 18 passes defended, two forced fumbles, and earned a Pro Bowl honor for the first time in his career. He was ranked 74th by fellow players around the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021 list. After the season, Bradberry restructured his contract to give the Giants cap room to sign more players that offseason.

In 2022, Bradberry signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and immediately made an impact on their defense. He had a pick-six in his first game with the team, leading Philadelphia to a 38-35 Week 1 victory over the Detroit Lions. The veteran would start every game for the Eagles and finish the 2022 campaign with 44 tackles, three interceptions, and 17 passes defended.

Bradberry was crucial in leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs. Still, he would be on the opposite side of a controversial holding call on JuJu Smith-Schuster, which set up a Harrison Butker game-winning field goal with 11 seconds left, leading the Chiefs to victory. After the Super Bowl, Bradberry signed a three-year extension with Philadelphia and has two more seasons under contract with the Eagles. He had a tough '23, but he's looking to bounce back in 2024.