Brandon Myers Will Have To Prove Himself To The New York Giants

By jason evans
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The New York Giants continued to add to their revolving door of tight ends when they signed Brandon Myers to replace the recently departed Martellus Bennett. The thing is though that Myers may not be the long term solution.

When you are in a tough spot with the salary cap, you have to do some fancy maneuvering. The tight end market isn’t great right now anyway after the deals given out to Bennett, Jared Cook and the absurd one to Anthony Fasano. So the Giants came in and swooped up Myers and a potential bargain rate.

Myers hadn’t done anything in his career until his breakout season last year when he caught 79 balls for 806 yards and was Carson Palmer’s most consistent pass-catching target. If he could even approximate those numbers with the Giants, Eli Manning and company will be very happy.

Back to the contract. Myers contract is four years at $14.25 million, however, the last three years are all voidable. Each subsequent season after this one gives Myers a base salary of $4 million. Myers got a $1.5 million signing bonus, a $25,000 workout bonus and a base salary of $725,000 which is fully guaranteed.

Myers could end up being a bargain for the Giants this year, but he also could be out the door come 2014. If he doesn’t produce, or the Giants need the extra money to lock up Hakeem Nicks or Jason Pierre-Paul, they could void the rest of Myers deal and go out and get another tight end for Manning to throw too. Myers will have to prove it to the Giants that he can be the tight end. If he does, it could be very lucrative for him and the team.

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