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Prince Amukamara says he hasn’t given Giants enough return on their investment

Golden Tate, Prince Amukamara AP

Richard Sherman signed a four-year, $56 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks last week. Joe Haden agreed to a massive new deal with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday. Patrick Peterson is likely set to get a similar deal with the Arizona Cardinals some time in the near future.

However, New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara hasn’t played up to that level after being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. However, the Giants did pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Amukamara knows he hasn’t given the Giants the value they expected when taking him with the 19th overall pick four years ago.

According to Conor Orr of the Newark Star Ledger, Amukamara understands that if he wants to get a new deal done with the Giants, he’ll have to produce more on the field the next two seasons.

“I don’t expect them to [give me a new deal],” Amukamara said. “I don’t think I really gave them a return on their investment yet. And with that being said, I plan on this year being a huge year for me. I’m just focused on playing ball.”

Amukamara has appeared in 36 games for the Giants over the last three seasons with 27 starts. He’s managed just three interceptions in three seasons but turned in his best year for the Giants last fall. Amukamara posted 85 tackles with two forced fumbles and an interception for New York in 2013.

Last season may prove to be a springboard for Amukamara to join the club of Sherman, Haden and Peterson as the league’s best young talents. He knows he’s not there yet.

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17 Responses to “Prince Amukamara says he hasn’t given Giants enough return on their investment”
  1. dtm1088 says: May 14, 2014 2:38 AM

    Prince was drafted in the first round in 2011, not 2010. Having said that, I hope he does have a good year. Like the attitude.

  2. rationalfootballfan says: May 14, 2014 3:31 AM

    I think he’ll have a better year than last, probably 3-5 INT’s and a couple FF’s. Wasn’t this the guy who received the cold tub “hazing” as a rookie? Cool name that’s for sure haha

  3. bobusch1 says: May 14, 2014 3:38 AM

    good to hear a player that realizes that, its nice to hear once in a while, have a great season Prince, but not on opening night please lol….. Lions fan here

  4. barneyrumble says: May 14, 2014 5:51 AM

    Prince is right He’s not who we thought he was so you can’t crown him!

  5. camcameronsucks says: May 14, 2014 6:23 AM

    I still remember watching the draft and seeing this guy get picked at #19.

    Then, my Ravens drafted Jimmy Smith with the 27th pick.

    No regrets

  6. gmenmunny says: May 14, 2014 6:28 AM

    This guys biggest contribution to the team was getting dunked in an ice bath his rookie year

  7. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: May 14, 2014 6:48 AM

    Here’s a guy that gets it. Prince Amukamara just gained me as a fan.

  8. kev86 says: May 14, 2014 7:39 AM

    The Prince is a good guy worth rooting for. Go Blue!

  9. wishingtonredslur says: May 14, 2014 7:49 AM

    Have a good year this year, next year, franchise tag then new contract.

  10. jpherling says: May 14, 2014 8:02 AM

    The worst thing Prince could do would be to put pressure on himself to try to contribute more. He needs to just relax and let his talent do the job.

  11. roadtrip3500 says: May 14, 2014 8:04 AM

    Refreshing to hear a player say he hasn’t delivered yet and needs to improve, instead of he’s the best of all time and deserves the biggest contract in league history. With veteran CBs on the roster, Prince recognizes he needs to produce or he’ll be on the bench very quickly.

  12. catfish252 says: May 14, 2014 8:13 AM

    All right Prince — we are all behind, you make this a banner year for yourself and the Giants. Great attitude man.

  13. 10elite says: May 14, 2014 8:56 AM

    Always the right attitude. Always setting goals high and always looking to improve. I love this guy, and hope he really shines this year, now that he’s not the only real corner on the team.

  14. hazedg13 says: May 14, 2014 9:11 AM

    Good kid with a good head on his shoulders. Stay Healthy and Stay Hungry!

    GO GIANTS!!!

  15. tommyribs says: May 14, 2014 9:30 AM

    He’s a good player. Certainly not on the level of PP and Hayden, but he is a good player.

  16. rlessane says: May 14, 2014 10:39 AM

    Prince is a good young guy. Smart kid on and off the field.

  17. turnandcoughlin says: May 14, 2014 11:17 AM

    Nice to see this young talented corner speak in such a humbling way. If the Giants were smart they would lock him up now before he has his break out year.

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