The Giants have made the signing of CB Janoris Jenkins official.
The deal will guarantee $29 million, with $40 million possible over the first three years of the deal.
Jenkins will become the second-highest paid cornerback in the league, behind Darrelle Revis.
Jenkins, 27, is considered one of the top defensive backs this free agency. In 15 games for the Rams last season, he recorded three interceptions and 64 combined tackles. Since being drafted in the second round by St. Louis in 2012, Jenkins has totaled 10 interceptions, two fumble recoveries and five total touchdowns.
The Rams, according to Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith, wanted to keep Jenkins, but placed the franchise tag for nearly $14 million to keep cornerback Trumaine Johnson earlier this offseason.
Cornerbacks Prince Amukamara, Jayron Hosley and Trumaine McBride, who all played for the Giants last season, are all unrestricted free agents.
The Giants need help all over their defense, but this would give them one of the best young athletic shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL. The Giants had huge problems in coverage although Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had a Pro Bowl year. The real problems stem from the lack of a pass-rush and the absence of quality safety play against the pass.
Jenkins could shut down at least a third of the field, providing much-needed speed and experience. The Giants had interest in Jenkins when he came out of college (North Alabama by way of Florida), but the Rams grabbed him in the second round. Jenkins had some off-the-field issues that led to his dismissal at Florida, but since then, he's been off the radar. He's only missed four games over his four-year NFL career and has scored five defensive touchdowns. The Giants really got a win here with Jenkins. It's like getting another pass rusher.