Giants should do what it takes to keep Beason

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

One of the priorities for the Giants this offseason should be to sign Jon Beason to a multi-year deal to anchor their resurgent defense. He wants to stay and the Giants want him back, so let’s make it happen. Not so fast…

From Dan Graziano of ESPN:

“Beason made $3.25 million in 2013 and will justifiably believe he deserves a raise. The inside linebacker contracts at which he and his agent will look for comparisons are those of Detroit’s Stephen Tulloch (five years, $25.5 million, $11.25 million guranteed) and Baltimore’s Elvis Dumervil (five years, $26 million, $8.25 million guaranteed). Beason just turned 29 on Tuesday, so a long-term deal isn’t a crazy idea for him to have. But given his injury history, it’s going to be hard for the Giants to commit too much in terms of contract length or guaranteed money.”

The Giants got a huge bang for their buck out of Beason, who only ended up costing them a seventh-round pick. Beason had 93 tackles and an INT in his 11 games here, sliding right into the middle of the Giants’ defense and taking control from Day One. Prorate his stats and they factor out to a 135-tackle season.

But, as Dan wrote, the Giants may be reluctant to fork over a huge chunk of cash to a player with such a spotty injury past. To me, Beason showed no sign of someone who is coming off the dreaded Achilles tendon tear. He has all the attributes of a team leader and with the high level of play he exhibited in 2013, I don’t see the Giants simply letting him go. They haven’t had a LB with his talents in years.

Beason may take a discount to stay, given the fact that his choices in free agency may not be the ones he wants. Money is always the issue in contract negotiations, but Beason has made a ton of cash already in his career and as long as the Giants pay him close to the going rate, he’s apparently willing to stay.

23 comments
jayhawkey
jayhawkey

If Reese is ok with the other LB's that he had in 2013 then he  can expect to get what he deserves...2nd string results....and another shot a 8-8. If he can't see the difference in talent that he has versus SF..Seattle SD...Denver...and the teams that actually made it to the playoffs, then he needs to go. Please Jerry...go back and watch the defense on film before and then after Beason arrived. Watch the difference. If he was there from the start and stayed healthy THAT would've been the lone Pro Bowl Giant right there.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

“Beason made $3.25 million in 2013 and will justifiably believe he deserves a raise. The inside linebacker contracts at which he and his agent will look for comparisons are those of Detroit’s Stephen Tulloch (five years, $25.5 million, $11.25 million guranteed) and Baltimore’s Elvis Dumervil (five years, $26 million, $8.25 million guaranteed). Beason just turned 29 on Tuesday, so a long-term deal isn’t a crazy idea for him to have. But given his injury history, it’s going to be hard for the Giants to commit too much in terms of contract length or guaranteed money.”

I believe Beason should receive a bit less than Tulloch and Dumervil. Perhaps a contract of 4 years/$18.5M with

$7.5M guaranteed.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

LOL i find it funny people even bother responding to someone on here WHO tYpEs LIKE THIS??????

Pooper scooper can't comprehend how to use a keyboard let alone how an NFL team should be run, simply a troll that whines constantly, that being said i wouldn't mind having Beason back next season, the production we got outta him for a 7th rd pick was a steal, his past knee issues are a concern, but for the right price i would love to see him back in giants blue.

cole3244
cole3244

some give reese no credit for anything and eli no blame on any account, that is fools gold at its finest.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

Mr.F---

In NO-WAY was LB J.Beason Good for the NYG's Future....

#1. REESE Traded away a DRAFT Pick...

#2. His Great Play, helped win Games, which PUSHed BACK,

     the NYG's 2014 Draft Slot !!!! At least 4 Slots !!! EVERY ROUND !!!

thats 24 less PLAYER's (4 per Round) the NYG's will not have ACCESS to....

PLUS, the lost TRADE VALUE........Catastrophic DAMAGE,

for a TEAM with a FRANCHISE, 2X SB WINNING & SB MVP, QB...

#3. The Defense FALSLY appears Better than it REAL is....

#4. Saving FeWell's JOB,  Only Prolonging the BROKEN D's much needed RE-BUILDing...

2014 NYG's,  7-9..SAD SAD SAD !!!

Slim
Slim

It comes down to $$. Giants need an MLB with brains, which they haven't had since Pierce. Keep him.

cole3244
cole3244

@Michael Stewartif others think he is healthy we may have to did a little deeper to keep him and i would think his worth would justify paying the price.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@cole3244 

I give REESE 100% CREDIT for getting ELI HURT,

in the last Game, of a 0-6 Start Season, a LOST Season....

a High Ankle Sprain can LINGER All 2014 SEASON !!!

...ELI is in a WALKing BOOT RIGHT NOW.....

if this was Mid-Season, he wouldn't be able to play !!!

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Skoopaloop...you must have something better to do with your time than worry about such a terrible team like the giants.

cole3244
cole3244

@Skookaloopwe won those extra games because we played backup qb's you know that as well as anyone, you are letting your bias influence your insight.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Skookaloop You've got to be kidding....Beason was obtained for a 7th round pick. The Giants will most likely get 2 compensatory picks this April, so this trade was a steal. 


NFL teams do not lose games on purpose to better their draft position. You try to win every week for several reasons. Guys are playing for contracts, plus any coach thought to be compromising the integrity of the game will be dealt with harshly, if they manage to keep their jobs.


Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@cole3244 @Michael Stewart you could be right. I'm really not concern about the years, but rather the guarantee money. Football is very physical and even the most healthiest players are at risk. Unless Beason demands are unreasonable, expect him to re-sign with the Giants.

cole3244
cole3244

@Skookaloopeli led the league in interceptions three times and it can't be blamed on the o line all the time, the greatest play in our sb win over the ne undefeated team was the tyree catch on a pass that should never have been thrown to him.

there is plenty of blame to go around and eli deserves his fair share but your incessant man crush on him interferes with your ability to make a fair assessment of the situation and it really makes you look foolish or even worse not knowledgeable about the subject.


eli is a good player who's best quality is his personality and temperament which allows him to let all the chatter in ny not affect his play or attitude but he is not an elite qb in the mold of many playing today, let your eyes be the judge not your heart and you will see the obvious.


ps - tell eli i said hello when you talk to him.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Skookaloop It must be so easy being a pessimistic fan.  Complain all day long when things go bad, but reap all the benefits as a "Die-Hard" when things go right and they win a SB.


Being a negative fan is such a cop-out

jayhawkey
jayhawkey

@Peter Sinapi  You must have something better to do with your time than bust on a Giant fan on a Giant blog commenting on a Giant post...You're the troll here. You must be nervous hoping that they have a terrible 2014....because if they don't and reap success, you won't be heard from again....lmao...phkntroll

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@cole3244 @Skookaloop 

I agree 100%,

that Back QB's Helped DOOM the GIANTs Draft,

 as well as LB J.Beason....

IMO, Beason Played VERY WELL ....

and a few Ref calls...

a Perfect Storm of STRANGE Events...

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@SNYGiants @Skookaloop 

1st the DRAFT is in MAY...

2nd. EVERY Draft Pick Counts...RB A.Bradshaw  was a 7th Rounder...

3rd. Teams Protect FRANCHISE Players ALL the TIME by NOT PLAYING them...

why was RG3 sat Down ???

4th. On a loosing Team, Out of the Play-Offs,

sitting Vet's and,

Playing Young Talent to see what you have for the FUTURE !!!!

HAS been a sound Strategy, for Years in the NFL....

I.E. WR J.Jernigan !!!

LB J.Beason hurt the NYG's FAN & FUTURE !!!

LB J.Beason helped -- REESE , FeWell, TUCK and thats it !!!

jwill
jwill

@cole3244@Skookaloop 

I have to agree with Skook here,

There's one important thing to understand. Any QB under duress equals a bad QB. Put Peyton, Brady, Ben, Luck, or any other player you would identify as an elite QB behind the line the Giants fielded this year, and you would see very similar results.

Veterans like Brady would probably laugh in your face at the suggestion. The lack of developmental and draft success on the Oline has been a huge detriment to Eli's ability to be the kind of QB he wants to be. Furthermore, the lack of players coming to fruition (especially at RB and TE) on this team means that guys like Eli have to over-improvise on every down. When a QB has to over-emphasize, a QB throws picks.


Most of these issues could have been addressed with foresight, good drafting, better spending, and the ability to let go of players who dont contribute. A good example would be the resigning of Aaron Ross and Shaun Rogers while letting Martellus Bennett walk. One an emerging player who had good chemistry with the QB. The others aging, oft-injured, and under-proven past players.