New Jersey native Logan Ryan has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants Monday while the New York Jets stand idle.
Perhaps the “I’m Coming Home” feel this time around is not as powerful as a Carmelo Anthony return to the city nearly a decade ago. Then again, it still works.
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
He instead will return home with the Giants of East Rutherford, NJ, as he excitingly announced on his official Twitter account.
— Logan Ryan (@RealLoganRyan) August 31, 2020
Why it did not work out with the Jets remains unclear. Maybe Joe Douglas just did not hold the type of interest warranted for that type of money (even if it was just a one-year deal). Perhaps it had to do with a position change.
Ryan now views himself as a safety, as reported earlier in the month. The Jets depth chart does not need another safety at the moment. With Marcus Maye, Bradley McDougald and Ashtyn Davis manning down the fort, the fit with Ryan as a safety would be tough.
If Ryan was ready and willing to play both cornerback and safety, it should have been a no-brainer. The Jets could use plenty of corners.