Beason gets three years, $19 million from Giants

The Giants gave Jon Beason a three-year, $19 million deal (Schefter, March 13).

The deal includes $7 million guaranteed and could pay out $12 million over the first two years of the contract.

Beason acted his own agent for the deal (Jones, March 13).

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Reading a lot of negative comments about Beason being overpaid by the Giants here.

Perhaps. But when a player comes in and fits into your organization as well as Beason has done with the Giants, sometimes it’s worth the money. There’s more to this game than stats. Beason is a guy who wants to be here and will give 110% to the Giants the next three years and possibly beyond.




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JamesWS
JamesWS

It's only $7 million guaranteed over 3 years. That means if he gets hurt this year and isn't valuable for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, we can either cut him June 1, 2016 and split the remaining $4.7 million over 2 years as dead money or cut him before June 1 and pay out the entire $4.7 in 2016 as dead money.


I see this likely being a 2 year deal and then we either force a re-structure or cut him before the 3rd year of the deal. I'm curious to get the ACTUAL details of the deal.


I understand that $6.3 million/year is a large number for Beason, but he literally changed the face of our defense. It could be worse. We could be paying a special teams player $4 million per year.

cole3244
cole3244

obviously we need a strong d since the o turns the ball over so much and puts the d in a hole automatically.  

beason fills a critical position so i would rather have him at an inflated salary than have to go out and pay for another player not up to speed on our system and pay a premium price to boot.


lets face it reese is dammed one way or another.



Skookaloop
Skookaloop

REESE was out NEGOTIATED by a LB....

OVER PAYing Players is how the NYG's got into this Mess.

IMO, the $ would have been Better Spent on,

the "BROKEN OFFENSE " mainly a Quality OC...

gigantes
gigantes

Three years for a soon to be 30 year old injury prone player is too long.  I liked how he played for us last year but I would have signed him on a one year deal and draft his eventual replacement in the later rounds.  He didn't come cheap either.

Tamás Asbóth
Tamás Asbóth

A bit overpaid, but if this is the only way we can get a good middle linebacker, i can deal with that.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

@JamesWS It doesn't matter what the numbers look like for some people, they just want a reason to b*tch about things, you said it right, his presence made a total difference for the defense last season, bringing him back was key

lilsmack22
lilsmack22

@gigantes Well i am sure if they could have got him for a one year deal they would have.  Unfortunately that was not possible as other teams were after him also including the free spending Broncos.  Personally i think three years at 19 million and really it is only a two year deal as they can cut him after year two with no cap penalty.  Would you rather have let him walk?

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Major Pain 0303 @Skookaloop Don't you know, it's easier to blindly complain, than actually contribute to a conversation by suggesting alternatives.


In the long run, only $7 million is guaranteed.  And if he even gives them one year similar to the 12 games he played last season, that would be a bargain.


And I'm not saying he's as talented as them, but Urlacher, Fletcher, and Ray Lewis were all productive well into their 30's.  And Patrick Willis is the same age, and he's still playing at a pretty elevated level.


gigantes
gigantes

@lilsmack22 @gigantes  I am happy we kept him in blue but let's hope he stays healthy because we have no depth at that position

lilsmack22
lilsmack22

@gigantes @lilsmack22Yeah i agree.  Health is a concern but it was a deal they had to make.  Maybe Reese will draft some linebacker help in the later rounds rather take backup qb's in the 4th round again.