Dalvin Tomlinson wants to stay with Big Blue
New York Giants’ defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson is in a contract a year and has made it clear that he wants to stay with Big Blue.
“I feel like the Giants organization… I’m loyal. This is family here,” Tomlinson told reporters on Wednesday, via Giants Wire. “But I’m not focused on any of that stuff. I’m just focused on one week at a time.”
The Giants also need to figure out whether or not they’re going to re-sign fellow defensive lineman Leonard Williams who is playing on the franchise tag for this season.
Tomlinson has made it clear that he’s not thinking about getting a new contract right now.
“Like I said before, I’m not going to really focus on the contract stuff right now,” Tomlinson said. “I’m just coming in every day trying to help the team as best as I possibly can, care for my teammates, and helping everybody across the board improve. I’ll just let that take care of itself in the long run.”
If Tomlinson hits the free agent market this coming offseason there will be plenty of interest after a report surfaced of the Green Bay Packers trying to acquire him prior to last week’s NFL trade deadline.
I don’t think Tomlinson will get what the Los Angeles Rams gave Aaron Donald, which is an annual contract of $22.5 million a year. I could see him getting a deal that will pay him around $18 million per season.
The Giants have a history of letting former draft picks like Tomlinson leave in free agency (ie. Linval Joseph) and then replacing them with younger players. But I can’t imagine them letting Tomlinson and Williams both leave. I think they will only sign one of them with guys like Dexter Lawrence and B.J. Hill already on their roster.