The team created $2.7MM in cap room by redoing their top cornerback’s contract. This marks the second time this year the team has used the Bradberry pact to add funds. Big Blue created $4MM in cap space with its previous base-to-bonus conversion involving Bradberry’s contract.
While the Giants have made some personnel missteps under their current regime, the Bradberry contract has worked out. The Giants gave the former Dave Gettleman Panthers draftee a three-year, $43.5MM deal in March 2020. Bradberry made his first Pro Bowl last season and has four interceptions as a Giant.
The 28-year-old defender’s deal was already set to count $20.5MM on the Giants’ 2022 cap. That number will again rise. Given Bradberry’s performance and his high cap number next season, the Giants would seemingly stand to benefit from an extension that keeps their standout cover man in New York into the mid-2020s. New York also has Adoree’ Jackson set to count $15.5MM against the cap next season. The cornerbacks’ 2022 cap figures are third and fourth on the team — behind Leonard Williams and Kenny Golladay.
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