The Giants have re-signed veteran guard John Jerry to a two-year deal worth $3.3MM, with $1MM in guaranteed money, tweets Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. The Giants had previously confirmed their new agreement with Jerry, via a press release.
Jerry, 28, has typically performed better as a pass blocker than a run blocker, a trend that continued in his first year with the Giants in 2014. After posting slightly below-average overall grades in each of his last two seasons in Miami at right guard, according to Pro Football Focus’ metrics (subscription required), Jerry ranked 66th out of 78 guards last season, almost exclusively due to a poor run blocking grade. While his pass blocking numbers were middle-of-the-pack, Jerry was the NFL’s third-worst run blocking guard, per PFF.
Still, Jerry was durable, playing more than 1,150 offensive snaps for the Giants, and at a rate of just $1.65MM per year, he certainly doesn’t need to be one of the league’s best offensive linemen to provide value. With Weston Richburg expected to shift to center for the 2015 season, Jerry and Geoff Schwartz will likely enter the year as the club’s starting guards.