Giants left take care of Andrew Thomas is eligible for a contract extension, having achieved three NFL seasons.
He deserves one, after a second-team All-Professional award remaining season that was arguably a snub behind the 49ers’ Trent Williams.
For now, the Giants are deciding on up Thomas’ fifth-year selection, the group launched Tuesday morning.
This was a formality that locations the earlier No. 4 common select beneath contract by way of the 2024 season at $10.2 million this yr and $14.1 million the following.
However later this offseason, don’t be shocked if the Giants and Thomas, 24, circle once more to debate a long-term extension.
Not that it may change Thomas’ technique each technique, as he instructed the Every day Information on breakup day once more in January.
“I’m gonna give attention to getting higher, making an attempt to be a greater chief for the workforce,” Thomas acknowledged, when requested concerning the alternative of a model new contract. “My agent and Joe [Schoen] and [Brian] Daboll, they management all that. So I’ll simply give attention to getting higher … As a result of I’m by no means happy. No matter whether or not I get a deal or not, I’m at all times making an attempt to get higher, every day.”
For the first time in three years, Thomas is simply not recovering from an offseason ankle surgical process, which bodes successfully for him to assemble on his elite 2022 effectivity.
From a financial standpoint, the Giants would almost definitely revenue from locking up Thomas long-term sooner fairly than later, too.
Houston’s Laremy Tunsil already is topping the take care of market at a imply of $25 million per yr, and the longer a bunch waits to pay a participant at premium positions, the higher the value is extra more likely to go.
The Giants do produce different additional prompt enterprise to take care of, though: defensive take care of Dexter Lawrence is trying to find a long-term extension and has not reported to the group however this offseason as he waits for negotiations to hold a call.
Saquon Barkley is within the equivalent boat, nonetheless he performs a loads cheaper place. How the Giants pay Lawrence, at a spot the place the Titans’ Jeffrey Simmons merely purchased $23.5 million a yr, is the bigger question that will determine how the entire gadgets match.
The Giants are clearly thrilled with Thomas’ effectivity in 2022. His excellence helped the Giants get once more to the playoffs and helped Daniel Jones earn his contract extension.
Thomas is pleased with it, too. He merely isn’t dwelling on it too prolonged.
“Oh undoubtedly,” Thomas acknowledged, when requested if he takes satisfaction throughout the 2022 season. “While you improve, it’s one factor to be happy with. As a result of it’s not easy, significantly having fun with this place throughout the league. However you moreover should take it with a grain of salt.
“There’s so many issues on movie,” he added, “issues I want I had again, and a few performs the place I simply really feel like I received beat and I received to be a greater participant. So I’m simply going to give attention to getting higher so I may be one of many high gamers within the league.”