Logan Ryan NFL: Logan Ryan recently signed with the Giants on a 1 year $7.5 million deal. The former Titans starting cornerback entered free agency with high hopes but he clearly overestimated his market. He had to wait much longer than he wanted to but he’s happy to be back in New York.
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Logan Ryan’s contract with the Giants
Giants signed Ryan as they needed depth at the cornerback position after Deandre Baker was released by the team due to his legal issues. Deandre Baker was charged with 4 counts of robbery and might be sentenced to jail. Giants mostly signed Ryan to a 1-year deal as more of a ‘prove it’ year. If Logan Ryan wants to earn more and play more, he’s going to have to prove it with the Giants.
Logan Ryan is returning home to New Jersey. The star defensive back has agreed to 1 year, $7.5 million deal with the #Giants, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2020
How good is Logan Ryan?
A $7.5 million deal is pretty good, but Ryan racked a total of 113 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions and 8 passes defended. He also recorded 8 quarterback pressures and recorded 4 sacks proving to be a good blitzer. 57.4% of his snaps played were in the slot proving he is a versatile player. These stats hover around the top of the league for cornerbacks and he’s proven to be quite impactful. Not to mention sealing the playoff game against the Patriots in 2019 with a Pick-Six. But why did he have to wait for so long to sign with a team, why didn’t he get a bigger contract?
Why were the offers below his expectations?
The starting cornerback does have a few downsides. He allowed more than a staggering 1000 receiving yards, being beat constantly at deep plays. He also allowed 80 receptions being neither perfect in zone or man coverage. As per PFF
“Bringing back Logan Ryan with Tannehill, Conklin and Henry seems to be a pipe dream. Ryan is by no means an elite slot corner — in fact, he surrendered over 1,000 yards in coverage in 2019 and was constantly picked on. That being said, he’s still an average player at the position — he was the 48th most valuable corner in 2019.”
Thus showing while Ryan did bring an overall impact to the field, he was also a weak point for the Titan’s defense. However, Ryan still has time to improve and can perhaps get the offer he was looking for in 2021. Coming into free-agency, Ryan was expecting more than $10 million at the very least but things didn’t really go his way. As per Ian Rapoport
Touched base with someone close to #Titans free agent CB Logan Ryan, one of the top players available. The versatile DB is open to entertaining all offers and will consider a short term deal. I’m told he won’t take less than $10M per year he earned last year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
Logan Ryan is set to be a free agent once again in 2021, and will certainly want a more lucrative and lengthier deal. He should be open to resigning with the Giants, but he’ll certainly have competition as other elite cornerbacks such as Richard Sherman and Shaquill Griffin will be in the mix as well.