After the success of this past season, cornerback Janoris Jenkins would like to see the Giants keep the defense together for another season, he told The Record.
In 2016, the Giants allowed the second fewest points per game (17.8) in the league and were third best in rushing yards allowed a contest (88.6). With this in mind, Jenkins would like to see the same group return.
"You know, you build a defense, you got the pieces, why would you separate them right then when they're at the peak or about to be the peak and the prime of the organization," Jenkins said. "Keep everybody together. That's why teams don't ever go back to back. Or back to back to back. Free agency and trades. But keep us together and we'll make something happen."
However, there is a possibility the Giants lose some pieces, as Jason Pierre-Paul and Jonathan Hankins are both free agents. Jenkins would prefer it if New York kept them around.
"It's the NFL, that's how it works," Jenkins said. "New players in, new players out. Hopefully we bring everybody back along with DRC and JPP. I'm rooting for those guys. They'll be back. Yeah, they'll be back. We just have to come out and bring it. We all have to compete and have fun."