Brandon Myers excited about opportunity with Giants


In recent years, the Giants have had a hard time holding onto their starting tight ends.

Kevin Boss and Martellus Bennett both left as free agents after strong years as targets for Eli Manning and Jake Ballard got claimed by the Patriots on waivers last year even though they knew he’d miss the entire 2012 season as a result of a knee injury. The obvious takeaway is that playing in the Giants offense does good things for players at the position.

That hasn’t escaped the attention of Brandon Myers, who signed with the team as a free agent this offseason after catching 79 passes with the Raiders last season. Myers signed a four-year deal, although he’s really left with a one-year, $2.25 million sontract since the final three years of the deal are voidable. Myers says he isn’t focused on that nearly as much as on the chance he has to thrive as a member of the Giants.

“It all worked out for the best,” Myers said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’m with a great organization, a proven team with a proven quarterback, in an offense that if you’re a tight end and you can get open, you’ll get a lot of opportunities to catch the ball.”

Myers has a base salary of $4 million in 2014 if he sticks with the Giants on his current deal, something that should have a decent chance of happening if he puts together a year similar to the one he put together in Oakland last year. If he doesn’t stay around, recent history says he’ll likely land on his feet somewhere.

9 responses to “Brandon Myers excited about opportunity with Giants

  1. If he plays anywhere close to how he did last year then Bennett will be a distant memory.

  2. We’re the masters of the one-year prove it contracts. Be nice if we held onto a guy or two once they “proved it” though..i.e. Bennett.

  3. How did he not make the list for the NFL’s top 100 ? . .just goes to show u that the top 100 list is just a popularity contest

  4. A castoff from the last place Raiders who can’t block, can’t run and can’t get open more than 5 yards downfield signs with the second rate, low class Giants. That’s not surprising. At least Myers and his new Giants teammates will get to start their offseasons before the new year.

  5. Can’t run, can’t block and can’t get open more than 5 yards. Do you even know anything about football. Myers was the 4th best TE in the league for rec. yards last year and you don’t do that by accident. 9th in the league for TE with 20+. Second rate TE, he was in the top 5 as free agent TE.

    Get a clue!

  6. Hey Bigwayne75, don’t let our resident troll logicalvoice rile you up. The guy is delusional, and thinks the Redskins will win the next 20 Super Bowls with a QB that will have broken legs by 26. Just let him rant, he msg’s in every NY Giants topics, cause in the last 10-20 years his team has been garbage, and we’ve been the class of the NFC East

  7. And the list of the one year starting TE for the giants continues………good luck with your new team in the 2014 season Myers
    P.S. Jerry, please use a 1 or 2 pick on a TE next year, another Shockey-esqe player would be great

  8. This guy had decent production, simply because the Raiders WR’s can’t catch. And because he was the recipient of Checkdown Carson. Excellent for sitting underneath the coverage between the zone, in stick routes. Lost when asked to run routes, or get separation in man coverage. Expect his production to be scaled back considerably, now that he plays with an offense who has a clue how to run and pass.

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