The New York Giants needed a new tight end after Martellus Bennett signed with the Chicago Bears in the offseason. The organization lucked out as Brandon Myers decided to ink a one year, $2.25 million deal with the team. Now the question is if Myers can be exactly what the Giants need to get over the hump in 2013.
The former Oakland Raiders tight end had one of the more underrated performances last season. He made tremendous strides in just his fourth year in the NFL in which he recorded career highs across the board. The 27-year-old hauled in 79 receptions for 806 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games in 2012.
For whatever reason, Oakland decided to let him go in free agency, which certainly could be costly. However, New York is thrilled to land a talented tight end that has shown the potential to be a dominant force. The good news is Myers is glad to be a part of the Giants as he is prepared to start the second chapter of his career.
“It all worked out for the best,” Myers said, according to 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’ role could be a significant one if he is able to get open consistently. It is no secret that Eli Manning enjoys utilizing his tight end, which means Myers could be in for one heck of a season. With that being said, the Giants have numerous talented receivers. It will all come down to what weapons opposing defenses will want to take away. Either way, expect Myers to have a very productive year for New York.