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Giants Contract Details Revealed for Brian Burns and Jon Runyan

Here are the contract details and cap numbers for the Giants' two biggest off-season acquisitions to date.

Armed with over $30 million to start free agency, the New York Giants had a productive first day of free agency that saw them address the offensive line (Jon Runyan, Jermaine Eluemunor), edge rusher (Brian Burns, acquired via trade), and running back depth (Devin Singletary).

In addition, they re-signed some of their own pending free agents, like special teamers Gunner Olszewski, Casey Kreiter, and Carter Coughlin.

The two biggest contracts so far went to Burns and Runyon, and the numbers for each are out. Let's take a look at the details.

Edge Brian Burns

Five years, $141M with $87.5M guaranteed, including a $25 million signing bonus that prorates to $5 million per year over the contract's life.

Other guarantees include his 2024 base salary ($18 million). In 2025, $11.5 million of his $22.5 million base is fully guaranteed. Starting in 2026, he gets up to $1 million per year in per-game roster bonuses and has a $2.5 million roster bonus in each of 2027 and 2028 if he is still on the roster by the fifth day of the league year.

Burns also gets a workout bonus of $500,000 each year of the contract.

The cap hits per year are as follows:

  • 2024: $23.5 million
  • 2025: $27.75 million
  • 2026: $28.75 million
  • 2027: $30.5 million
  • 2028: $30.5 million

IOL Jon Runyan

Three years, $30 million with $17 million guaranteed, including a $7.5 million signing bonus (prorates to $2.5 million annually). His 2024 base salary ($3.75 million) and $5.75 million of the 2025 $9 million base salary are also guaranteed. He gets a $250,000 workout bonus per year.

The cap hits per year are as follows:

  • 2024: $6.5 million
  • 2025: $11.75 million
  • 2026: $11.75 million

Giants Cap Space Update

This time of year, team cap space is fluid and will change daily. But for those curious, as of the start of Day 2 of the legal tampering period, the Giants' available cap space was down to $9.083 million total and $2.338 million effective (space that they'll have once the Top 51 rule kicks into gear on March 13).

These numbers don't appear to factor in the contracts agreed to by running back Devin Singletary, offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, or the Giants' own recent re-signs. Regardless, the Giants will have to do a little restructuring of their top-heavy contracts, such as tackle Andrew Thomas ($23.263 million) and defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence ($22.075 million).

The Giants are also waiting on tight end Darren Waller's decision on whether to return or retire. If he retires, the team would gain $6.707 million in cap space.