Giants Lock Up Key Defensive Player To A Long-Term Deal

Dexter Lawrence

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In a move that solidifies their defense for years to come, the New York Giants have signed defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence to a four-year, $90 million contract extension, with $60 million in guarantees, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lawrence was a second-team All-Pro in the 2022 season, earning recognition for his outstanding play on Defensive Coordinator Wink Martindale’s defense. Lawrence recorded 7.5 sacks and 28 quarterback hits while achieving a career-high 91.6 ProFootballFocus defensive grade.

There were reports that Lawrence might not report for the offseason program due to his contract situation but the new contract extension should alleviate those concerns and get Lawrence motivated to show up to say the least.

This new contract is a significant financial commitment for the Giants, but it should also free up some cap space for the team to potentially make other moves. It may allow them to turn their attention to possible extensions for Left Tackle Andrew Thomas and Running Back Saquon Barkley, as well as give them more space to pay their rookie class.

Lawrence was originally selected as the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Giants. Since then, he has become a dominant force on the team’s defensive line. Standing at 6’4″ and weighing 342 pounds, Lawrence’s size and strength make him a formidable presence on the field. Over the course of his career, Lawrence has racked up 16.5 sacks and 58 quarterback hits. His outstanding play was particularly evident during the Giants’ playoff victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the 2022 playoffs, where he played a major role in the team’s success.

Aside from his on-field accomplishments, Lawrence has also gained recognition for his personality and leadership qualities. He is considered one of the best “Mic’d Up” players in the NFL, often providing entertaining commentary during games.

In conclusion, the Giants’ decision to sign Lawrence to a long-term contract extension is a significant move for the franchise. It solidifies their defense for years to come and ensures that Lawrence will remain an integral part of the team’s success. It also demonstrates the Giants’ commitment to investing in top-tier talent and building a team that can compete at the highest level of the NFL.