The New York Daily News is reporting that Michael Strahan would return to the Giants for $8 million.
The team was only willing to pay Strahan $6.5 million in the spring, but it’s possible the season-ending injury to Osi Umenyiora might have the team willing to spend a bit more. Still, the team is reportedly content to move Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end. “I haven’t heard from anybody else, so to say if I would or wouldn’t is premature,” Strahan said, “so I’m enjoying my retired life right now.”
For the Giants this would be a good move.
They have lost a lot of players from their nasty defense from last year including their other all pro DE Osi Umenyiora who went down to an injury last Saturday in their preseason matchup against the Jets. Osi is gonna be out for the season.
So this would obviously be a good deal for them but what about Michael Strahan?
Well he probably doesn’t need the money. With endorsements and his new deal to be an analyst for FOX, he should be good for cash. He has his ring and his opportunity to ride out on top.
Why come back to play for a team thats getting worse NOT better and a team that will NOT be back in the Super Bowl and maybe might not even make the playoffs considering the very tough division they play in.
Naw. If I was Stray I’d say thanks for all the good years but I’m chillin now.
**Update** The negotiations are underway.