Justin Tuck, who will be an unrestricted free agent come March 11, is going to test the market.
“I will see what the market is for me,” Tuck said (Post). “I’ve never been in this situation before, and it’s a great opportunity for myself. I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t see what the market is, and I will.”
In December, Tuck said he would “love to retire as a Giant.”
In nine seasons with New York, Tuck has 324 total tackles, 60 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and 18 forced fumbles. In 2013, he had 11 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. He also had 41 tackles last season.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Tuck certainly raised his profile with a solid 2013 campaign, but he still has 2011 and 2012 on his resume. He was hurt for most of those two seasons and played through them, leading to a huge drop in production and questions regarding which way his career was going.
Tuck should garner some interest, but not enough for him to walk away from his football identity, which is the defensive captain of the New York Giants. The club will make him an offer and he will probably bite. NYC is his domain, just look at how he is being received by fans and the media this offseason.
may teams will look at his 2011 and 2012 and set a limit on how much they will pay for him.