Considering the Giants didn’t make much of an offer, or make him seem like a priority, Justin Tuck probably shouldn’t be surprised he’s former Giant.
But he is.
Tuck told Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger he’s still a bit surprised he’s a Raider now.
“To answer your question, I am still surprised I’m not a New York Giant,” Tuck said.
The two-year, $11 million deal was enough to send him west, which still baffles some Giants fans.
“The only thing weird is when you see Giants fans who have a tendency to tell you how stupid [the team] is,” Tuck said. “Those are their words, not mine. But yeah, it was weird. You spend nine years in one place. You have a lot of success there and a lot of great friends. So yeah, it’s going to be weird but I understand the business side of things and you need to move forward.”
The Giants were likely banking on some good will from Tuck, since their offer was around half of what the Raiders were willing to give him. And since he wasn’t willing to blink, a new address shouldn’t come as a surprise to him.