The contract sets a record for an offensive lineman with $67 million guaranteed over the lifetime of the deal. Thomas has emerged over the past few seasons as one of the game’s best-left tackles, earning All-Pro honors, starting 44 games, and two playoff games during that stretch.
He has protected the blindside of quarterback Daniel Jones, who is coming off a career year in his own right and helped to create lanes for running back Saquon Barkley.
Schoen said it was a long offseason, and the plan culminated today with getting Andrew Thomas done. “He played at a high level. He’s our type of guy.”— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) July 26, 2023
This signing means that the Giants have completed a very busy off-season of securing its core pieces. They inked Jones to four year, $160 million dollar deal earlier this off-season, and Dexter Lawrence to a four-year, $90 million deal.
The Giants just inked Saquon Barkley to a one-year deal worth $11 million and can slap a franchise tag on him again in 2024.
Schoen said they weren’t able to agree on a long-term deal with Saquon and that’s OK. “I respect the hell out of Saquon. … I admire him.” Schoen said you don’t work on something for 9.5 months and not want to get something done. “Everybody loves Saquon. We appreciate him.”— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) July 26, 2023
The signings of Barkley and Thomas come as the Giants open Training Camp Wednesday. Big Blue is coming off an incredible 9-7-1 season a year ago, where they won a playoff game in Minnesota, and are considered one of the threats to come out of the NFC this season.