When asked if he thinks he’s in a “make or break type” of year, Engram responded in a mature manner that’s indicative of Judge’s short time in New York. I’m not really too worried about that right now. We have a lot on our plate with the offense and all the different things around training camp.
Free agency has not been good to linebacker Markus Golden. The 29-year-old pass rusher had to settle for a one-year deal from the New York Giants in 2019 because he was coming off a so-so season with the Arizona Cardinals following a major knee injury in 2017. Teams didn't want to meet his asking prize of roughly $10 million annually after a team-high 10-sack season and the Giants ended up keeping his exclusive rights for this season by placing a rarely used May 5 tender on him.
There's no question the Giants are Judge's team now, and you can tell the message from the coach is resonating. Here are other takeaways from Monday's Zoom calls with Engram, left guard Will Hernandez and linebacker Markus Golden. JUDGE:Joe Judge opens up aboout rookie season with Giants, coronavirus impact and social injustice Golden's rule: Motivation from within Golden made a point last summer that his motivation comes from within.