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Janoris Jenkins deal reportedly includes $29 million fully guaranteed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch against Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter of the game on November 8, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins told Josina Anderson of ESPN that it “feels good” to have a deal in place to join the Giants as a free agent on Wednesday, which might be an understatement after looking at the numbers in the deal.

According to multiple reports, the deal is a five-year pact with a total value of $62.5 million. That $12.5 million per year average is good for seventh-best among cornerbacks, but Jenkins ranks even higher when it comes to guaranteed money.

The deal reportedly includes $29 million in fully guaranteed money, which is more than any corner in the league other than Darrelle Revis. Jenkins shares more than just a home stadium with Revis as his new agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod also negotiated Revis’ return to the Jets last year.

Jenkins is coming off a very strong 2015 season, but his play hasn’t always been at the same level over the course of his four years in the NFL. Keeping things at that level would be made easier with a strong pass rush, which makes the Giants’ interest in defensive end Olivier Vernon (and their decision to re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul) hard to argue with even if it will add another pricey contract to the payroll.

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11 Responses to “Janoris Jenkins deal reportedly includes $29 million fully guaranteed”
  1. gmen6820 says: Mar 9, 2016 11:17 AM

    So much money…

  2. jjb0811 says: Mar 9, 2016 11:17 AM

    Is there a clause written in saying he must have a vasectomy?

  3. richiethegreek says: Mar 9, 2016 11:23 AM

    LOL for a second tier corner? This guy is as boom-or-bust as DRC. Will make some big plays and give up some big plays. That’s a bad investment.

  4. seatownballers says: Mar 9, 2016 11:27 AM

    Jeez, players getting paid this go around

  5. n0hopeleft says: Mar 9, 2016 11:29 AM

    Jenkins, paired with a good pass rush, is an absolute beast. He takes chances, like any good ball-hawking DB does. Great signing by the GMEN, but they must lock up 2 more pass rushers, either by FA or the draft.

    Jerry isn’t playing around today. Look for Vernon and Damon from the Jets next.

  6. tdubdizzle says: Mar 9, 2016 11:36 AM

    The question is…

    Will Janoris have more kids or interceptions this season?

  7. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 9, 2016 11:37 AM

    Ouch NY wants to sell some tickets and jerseys. A dominant D line is what made JJ have a good year. Hopefully he still has room to get better because the giants don’t get QB pressure. As for Ollie Vernon, playing on the same line as Ndomatron Suh helps a lot.

  8. noleitup says: Mar 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    Hope he stays out of trouble. Dude can ball even though hes a gator

  9. jag1959 says: Mar 9, 2016 11:47 AM

    As a piece of the puzzle it’s a decent move if they bolster the pass rush. It’s symbiaotic, a good pass rush makes for a good secondary, a very good secondary can make for a superior pass rush

  10. ilyag11 says: Mar 9, 2016 11:49 AM

    That’s A HELL of a contract for an above average corner. Good luck with that….

  11. RexCanCoach says: Mar 9, 2016 12:51 PM

    Can you say “overpaid”? I thought you could. NYG defense is soooo bad this is exactly what I expected they would have to do.

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