With the Giants struggling to a 7-9 record during the 2013 season, kicker Josh Brown perhaps didn’t get as many scoring opportunities as he would’ve liked in his first year with the club. However, it sounds like he’ll get another chance to rack up points for the team next season. According to Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com, a new deal between Brown and the Giants appears to be “imminent and likely.”
“I absolutely would love to be back with the Giants. I conveyed that with them,” Brown told Ranaan. “I was picking up that they were feeling the same exact way.”
After spending the first 10 years of his career kicking for the Seahawks, Rams, and the Bengals, Brown inked a one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Giants last March. The 34-year-old converted all 31 extra-point attempts and 23 of 26 field goals (88.5%) for New York. Of the dozen or so other kickers set to hit the open market, only Phil Dawson, Dan Carpenter, Nick Folk, and Steven Hauschka had higher 2013 field goal conversion rates than Brown.
While Ranaan writes that the Giants seem to be “on the verge” of re-signing Brown, the veteran kicker himself indicates that he’s looking forward to talking to the team, which indicates that negotiations have yet to occur. Still, given Brown’s success in 2013 and his insistence that he’s “not looking to make it rain” with his next deal, the two sides could reach an agreement quickly.