EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants and security guard Logan Ryan have agreed to a new three-year contract extension that will keep him on the team until 2023, a source told ESPN.
The deal is worth $30 million, with $20 million guaranteed, depending on the source. The terms of the agreement were first communicated by the NFL network.
The two parties, led by Giants’ Deputy Executive Director Kevin Abrams and Constable Joel Segal, worked to close the deal until Christmas, according to the source. It’s a nice gift for everyone who’s ready on Christmas Day.
Ryan, 29, won overtime on his solid game this season. In late August, he signed a $5 million one-year contract with the Giants, which included an additional $1.5 million in incentives, and admitted that it was crucial to get to know the new coach Joe Judge. The decision was made partly because the Giants had just lost a security rookie Xavier McKinney to a leg injury that required surgery.
A Christmas morning we’ll never forget.
Me and @giants just agreed on a new 3-year contract. I’M HERE AT STAY‼️
Merry Christmas! #The most versatile #TotallyBlue
– Logan Ryan (@RealLoganRyan) 25. December 2020
Ryan easily crossed the threshold to finish second in the Giants with 81 tackles. He also has a bag, an interception and three forced tampering, making him an important part of a defense that has made great strides this season, while becoming one of the best units in the League.
Ryan’s versatility and leadership have been key to the success of the Giants. When midfielder Blake Martinez left the game early in the season, Ryan got a defensive helmet and made an interception. It is not a shared responsibility for free security. He was also an influential voice in the dressing room.
This year has not passed without Ryan knowing his ups and downs. His wife Ashley had emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy last month. Logan Ryan credited Giants assistant sports coach Justin Maher with saving his wife’s life, and especially praised Judge and the way the organization supported her through difficult times.
And that’s the kind of organization we have here. Honestly, I didn’t want to talk about it. My kids are fine. My wife is recovering. She’s fine. It happened yesterday, Ryan said. And [Coach Joe Judge] said if you have to go to Florida, you don’t have to worry about football. That’s what Joe is as a person and as a coach.
Ryan spent the first four years of his career with the New England Patriots after Rutgers, where he worked with Giants referee and current defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. He then had three productive seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
His first year with the Giants (5-9) will be the first lost season of his career. But New York is still in the running for NFC East, and Ryan has been adamant that they’re going in the right direction, which perhaps reinforces his desire to stay with the team.
I think this team is close, Ryan said earlier this week. Closing is a relative concept. I think we should just beat the Ravens [on Sunday]. … The standard is to come here and win this game. I’m telling you, the fans are listening or whoever they’re listening to, I’m getting ready to go out there and win the game, because that’s all that matters to me and that’s what’s at stake.
Ryan is safely in 34th place this season with a score of 67.2 according to Pro Football Focus. According to Next Gen Stats, he became the next quarterback to rush for just 256 yards, two touchdowns and an 85.0 rating this season.