Herzlich’s deal: 1 year, $1 million

Restricted free agent LB Mark Herzlich signed back with the Giants this past weekend. The team did not offer Herzlich a tender, which would have been worth over $1.4 million, opting to ink the former BC star to a lesser deal.

As per Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports, Herzlich’s deal is for one year and is worth $1million: $775K base salary, $200K in per-game roster bonuses, $25K workout bonus.

Herzlich was actually done a favor here. If released, Herzlich, with three accrued season, would have made the minimum of 645K had he been released and signed back.

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

Herzlich is a great story, but I don't think he has it to be successful in the NFL. I was a huge proponent of him coming here when he did, thinking he was a steal. However, he never fully recovered from his cancer, performance-wise. When the Giants let Blackburn walk last year, the MLB job was Herzlich's, but he didn't perform. It wasn't until Beason came here & solidified the middle that the Giants' defense became respectable. I don't think Herzlich has much of a future going forward.