It didn’t take long for former New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins to find a new home on a better team. Jenkins, of course, was waived by the Giants following a series of controversies, with tensions growing as he made various remarks about the team’s performance and then hitting an apex when Jenkins found himself arguing with fans on Twitter.
He served as the top cornerback for the Giants for most of the season, but with tension as high as it was between Jenkins and the team and the fanbase, it’s not surprising that he didn’t make it through the end of the season. It’s also not surprising that Jenkins, who has played well this season according to most metrics, was able to move up and find his way to a better team, in this case the New Orleans Saints.
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The Saints are 11-3 right now, a reversal of the Giants’ three win record, and this would be the second time that they take a player from the New York Giants secondary – the first time this happened, of course, was when the Saints traded for cornerback Eli Apple, who has since improved his performances after moving away from the Giants.
By now most fans are tired of the Janoris Jenkins saga, with the rumors of the Giants wanting to get rid of Jenkins having started all the way before the beginning of this season. But Jenkins’ performance may be worth keeping an eye on. Whether or not Jenkins sees an improvement in performance after leaving the Giants may say something one way or another about how the coaching staff has been handling the secondary.
The Giants will have to replace Jenkins soon and there’s no word on who will step in as the main cornerback – there are in-house options, but none on quite the same level. Of course, with only a couple of games left in the season, these questions won’t seriously be asked until the offseason.