Janoris Jenkins wasn't given the franchise tag but he should be happy about it because one of the top-10 players on Pete Prisco's Free Agency Rankings just got paid in free agency.
That's $12.5 million per year and $5.8 million guaranteed per year on the contract, which would make him the second-highest paid in terms of guarantee per year (not counting former teammate Trumaine Johnson on a one-year, franchise-tag deal), behind only Darrelle Revis, who shares the same agents, Schwartz and Feinsod. (Might want to give them a call, cornerbacks.)
The average per year is also a top-10 deal.
Jenkins is not Darrelle Revis in his prime, but he's an immensely talented corner with serious play-making skills. He is, ahem, sometimes susceptible to giving up big plays.
Janoris Jenkins' career cover stats:— Ben Stockwell (@PFF_Ben) March 9, 2016
Yds allowed: 2,989 (3rd most since '12 by CB)
TD allowed: 22 (3rd)
INT: 10 (t-12th)
PDs: 34 (t-7th)
Those yardage and touchdown numbers are mildly terrifying.
But we're talking about a very talented corner in the first year of his contract who should help solidify a Giants defense which is having some money pumped it into this offseason.