2012 New York Giants Make or Break Candidate: Terrell Thomas

By jason evans

I guess it’s hard to quantify Terrell Thomas as a make or break candidate this season, however his health is very important to the New York Giants. With the loss of Aaron Ross, the Giants need Terrell Thomas to perform like the Terrell Thomas of old.

Thomas, when healthy is a very good corner, In a league that’s becoming more and more of a passing league, the more quality corners you have, the better. That’s why it was a great risk to for Jerry Reese to re-sign Thomas to the kind of contract he did. Thomas signed a four year $28 million contract. However, only the $1 million bonus is guaranteed. His cap hit is only $2 million this year and $3 million in 2013. Basically, the more he plays the more money he will make.

The Giants struggled at times when teams spread them out and with the loss of Ross, Thomas can step right in. Prince Amukamara will be in his first full training camp and Jayron Hosley being drafted will give additional depth and competition for Thomas.

Thomas needs to prove himself to be healthy and productive. If he is it’s a huge plus for the Giants. If he’s not, they are going to need to figure out who will start opposite Corey Webster.


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