Giants’ Isaac Yiadom Takes Pay Cut

Isaac Yiadom has accepted a pay cut in order to keep his place on the Giants’ roster (Twitter link via Dan Duggan of The Athletic). The cornerback was initially slated to earn a non-guaranteed $2.15MM in 2021. Instead, he’ll earn $1.07MM with $100K locked in.

After being traded by the Broncos, Yiadom appeared in every game for the Giants last year, including ten starts. He finished out with 46 tackles, one forced fumble, and a shared sack. With 45 career games to his credit, Yiadom hit a salary escalator for the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. The Giants were prepared to cut him loose, so the two sides worked out a different arrangement.

This year, the former third-round pick will support a revamped CB group that now includes newcomer Adoree’ Jackson. Jackson and James Bradberry will serve as the starting outside corners. Jackson’s three-year deal cost the Giants a whopping $39MM, which meant that cuts and restructures would be needed. Thanks to cooperation from Yiadom, the Giants have gone from about $4.5MM in cap room to approximately $5.6MM.

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  1. RockHauler

    Would have been better off just cutting him outright and saving the $2.1M on him. Was so bad last year he couldn’t cover my grandfather in his wheelchair after hip surgery. Was a poor tackler and just generally looked over matched. With the upgrades to the secondary and players like Beal returning from opting out, he is a waste on the roster. Don’t be surprised if he’s cut during training camp.

    • mlbnyyfan

      I agree but could the Giants get anyone better for 2.1 Million. Probably not. Any pass rushers left on the market or are the Giants needing to save the 5.6 for the draft?

      • RockHauler

        My point is they don’t even need him on the roster. Have a good number of CB’s already on the roster and could just save the entire $2.1mm for an in season pick up, or just to have as a luxury just in case.
        Mostly this is Gettleman trying to justify the 7th rounder he spent on him last year in the trade.

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