It feels like linebacker T.J.Brunson has been a member of the New York Giants for a long time, but it has only been two seasons. Can Brunson stick around for a third year with the Giants?
Let’s discuss Brunson as we continue player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
By the numbers
Contract: Year 3 of four-year, $3.376 million rookie contract | 2021 cap hit: $915,488
Career to date
Brunson has been a Giant for two seasons, and we still know little to nothing about him. A seventh-round pick (No. 238 overall), Brunson played in five games in 2020 (53 special teams snaps, 2 defensive snaps) and spent last season on IR after suffering a torn ACL during the preseason.
It would be surprising if Brunson were to make the 53-man roster. The new Giants regime invested draft picks in Micah McFadden and Darrian Beavers, and it would appear that Brunson faces an uphill battle to carve out a role.
Brunson has practice squad eligibility, and that would seem his most likely path to staying with the Giants.