Show me appreciation!
Lacks the same ring as “Show me the money!” – Best known as Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Jerry Maguire” – but it is How did Giants Safety Logan Ryan feel upon signing a three-year, $ 31 million contract extension On Chrismas Morning. Ryan played in 15 playoffs during his career and twice won the Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans but …
“I didn’t always feel appreciated by the organization for everything it did that year,” Ryan said Sunday after making eight interventions and recovering a bump in 27-13 loss of Baltimore Ravens. “I think the giants really appreciate me because I’m not just a player I’m on the field, but I think they appreciate what I bring off the field.
“I think they value what I do in society, and I think they value my wife and me – our family, our struggles, our successes – and I think they value the leadership I have for the team. That feeling of appreciation is what we all look for in life regardless of money, and that’s something I felt was special. Here and something I wanted to keep feeling. And I wanted to return that to the organization by making a commitment here as long as I did. ”
Of course, money never hurts. Ryan would earn the same average salary of $ 10 million a year as his 30-year-old salary he earned when he was 26, leaving the Patriots to the Titans. It’s the threshold he was targeting at the free agency last season, but he couldn’t get it from any team – before changing agents and settling for half that amount by signing with the Giants after training camp.
Just 11 other NFL safes average at least $ 10 million a year.
The Giants did not want to lose the New Jersey native – a valuable voice that spreads messages from Coach Joe Judge in the locker room, the main factor in curator Patrick Graham’s disguised high school schemes and the embodiment of the franchise’s values that the monarchy desires. So they risked bargaining against themselves before seeing the market value steady in March.
“It was done very quickly,” said Ryan. The organization asked me if I wanted to be here. I said yes. I think it was a good deal for both sides. ”
Ryan missed the playoffs only once in his eight-year career, and it was his first time with a team that scored a loss since his first season at Rutgers in 2010.
“Rocky Road wasn’t signed there for a minute,” Ryan said, “but I’ve found a new faith in myself as a player and leader, and I think the organization believes in me too.” “I will not sign a deal two weeks before the free agency if I do not believe in this organization. I believe in the culture group. I believe in the work ethic that we put in place every day.”