Giants sign Janoris Jenkins to five-year, $62.5 deal

Big Blue strikes a deal with one of the NFL's most talented defensive backs.

The Giants are expected to land their first top free agent of the offseason in former Rams cornerback, Janoris Jenkins.

The deal finds GM Jerry Reese dipping his hand in the money jar with a reported five-year, $62.5 million deal. 

The contract will make Jenkins the second-highest paid cornerback Darrelle Revis

Jenkins, 27, has been as consistent as any cornerback in the league since the Rams drafted him in the second round in 2012. He made a name for himself in his rookie season amassing 73 total tackles along with four interceptions and three touchdowns. In his 2015 campaign, the North Alabama alumni tallied 64 tackles and three interceptions.

Jenkins will be a versatile player for the Giants especially in the turnover department. In his four seasons, the cornerback has scored six touchdowns on three forced fumbles and ten total interceptions in that span.

Those six touchdowns are the most by any defensive player in the league during the span of Jenkins’ four seasons.

Jenkins will ink the deal at the 4 p.m. E.T. signing period today, the Giants will have bolstered up their secondary, a position that most certainly needed to be addressed.


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