Thompson recorded 75 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception over 16 games in 2017.
Although he managed to stay injury-free, Thompon's second season in the league was a relative disappointment. Not only was tackling an issue -- Thompson missed 13 tackles throughout the season per Pro Football Focus -- but he didn't fare very well in pass coverage either. However, it's fair to view 2017 as his rookie season since Thompson missed most of the 2016 campaign with a sprained foot. This time around, the Boise State product won't have an injury to worry about as he begins preparations for the 2018 campaign.
Thompson was supposed to be the Giants' starting free safety last season, but a foot injury limited the rookie to only two contests. Now healthy, Thompson is looking to make 2017 a bounce-back campaign after spending last season studying the defense on the sideline. However, backup Andrew Adams was impressive during OTAs and could give Thompson a run for his money during training camp.
Thompson (foot) is going through select drills at full speed during OTAs, USA Today's Art Stapleton reports.
Thompson finished the 2016 season on injured reserve due to a Lisfranc injury in his left foot and has steadily progressed in his rehab since. Despite him recently gaining the clearance to participate in certain drills without any limitations, the plan all along has been to slowly work the 2016 third-round pick back into the fold. Thus, look for Thompson to continue amping up his level of participation as the summer goes on, but don't expect him to be restriction-free until closer to Week 1.
|2016||New York Giants||2||7||6.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||16||75||61.0||14||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||6|