Breaking: Giants Confirm the Signing of Another Top Experienced Star Player

Breaking: Giants Confirm the Signing of Another Top Experienced Star Player

2024 Free Agency Tracker for the New York Giants Burns, Brian
In exchange for Brian Burns, the Giants and the Panthers agreed to swap fifth-round picks this year (the Giants receiving No. 166 and sending No. 141 to Carolina) as well as a 2024 second-round draft choice (No. 39).

One of the best pass rushers in the NFL is Burns. His first five seasons of career were spent with the Carolina Panthers, where he recorded 46.0 sacks and was twice chosen for the Pro Bowl (2021–2022). He joins a Giants squad that tied for the fourth-lowest total in the league at the end of the 2023 campaign with 34 sacks. With just 27, the Panthers, who went 2–15, recorded the fewest sacks in the NFL. Burns scored 8.0.

among them.

Burns recorded a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2022. Since his first season in 2019, he has never concluded a season with a score lower than 7.5.

In addition to being tied for the 12th-highest total in the NFL since his arrival, his 46.0 sacks rank eighth in Panthers history. Among players in the 2019 draft class, he is ranked third, after Maxx Crosby (52.0) of Las Vegas and Nick Bosa (53.5) of San Francisco. Burns is a seven-time multi-sack gamer.

On April 23, Burns, a 6 foot 5 inch, 250 pound man, turns 26. He was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, one pick ahead of defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, who was selected by the Giants. Three of the top 17 players in that draft, including quarterback Daniel Jones, who was selected sixth overall, will

Put on Giants blue now.
OL Runyan Jr. Jon.
The Green Bay Packers selected Runyan with the 192nd overall pick, sixth round, in 2020. In his four years in the NFL, he has not missed a single game. Runyan has started 50 of 51 games in the last three seasons after participating in all 16 games as a reserve in his rookie year. According to Pro Football Focus, the 6-foot-4, 307-pound lineman started all 17 games at right guard in 2023 and gave up only 22 total pressures and two sacks. Among all guards, his 92.4 pass rush win rate placed him sixth, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

In 2022, Runyan made 17 starts for the Packers, 11 of them at right guard and 6 at left guard. In 2021, he started every one of Green Bay’s 17 games at left guard. Throughout his NFL career, he has played 1,897 pass blocking snaps in total and has given up just seven sacks.

During his 14-year NFL career, which included nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, his father, Jon Sr., frequently faced off against Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. During his acceptance speech, the Pro Football Hall of Famer expressed his gratitude to Jon Sr., referring to him as “the toughest guy I ever had to face on a consistent basis.”

DB Jalen Mills
Mills, who was selected in the seventh round (No. 233) in 2016, has spent eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2020) and New England Patriots (2021–2023), participating in 106 regular-season games and four postseason contests. His career stats include 53 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, seven quarterback hits, 406 total tackles (314 solo), nine tackles for loss, and seven interceptions (one recovered for a score).

The 6-foot, 200-pound safety contributed significantly to the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl run. He started 15 games, finished with 14 passes defensed and three interceptions, a career best. In addition, he recorded five more pass breakups in Philadelphia’s three postseason games that he started.


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