Free agent CB James Bradberry has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with the Giants, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday. Bradberry will see $32 million of the deal guaranteed.
Vacchiano didn't believe the Giants would want to pay the at least $15 million price tag considering they have other needs to address despite showing interest in him. However, GM Dave Gettleman brings aboard another former Panther he drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Next to Byron Jones, who reportedly signed the biggest cornerback contract in NFL history with the Dolphins, Bradberry is one of the best corners on the market. At 6-foot-1, 211 pounds and a 4.45 40-yard dash time behind him, Bradberry can stand opposite of some of the best receivers in the game on line of scrimmage, and he's done just that since he came out of Samford.
Bradberry has strung together double-digit passes defended over his first four seasons, with 12 coming last year and a career-high 15 in 2018. He also has a knack for picks, with eight career interceptions and a career-high three coming last season.
Secondary help might not be the highest priority for Gettleman, but he definitely needed to address it with bringing in a veteran corner. Janoris Jenkins held that title before he was released late last season. In turn, DeAndre Baker, Sam Beal and Corey Ballentine -- who all have a full year of playing time -- led their depth chart at the position until now.
Bradberry will now be the Giants' top corner, and take on that leadership role at the young age of 26.
Gettleman has more work to do, but one big hole has been filled with a very good player still in his prime.