The Giants are finalizing an extension with wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
According to a report from NFL Network, Shepard’s new deal will be worth $41 million and span for four years. It would make Shepard, who is the team’s most veteran receiver, New York’s highest paid wideout. An ESPN report, which cited unidentified league sources, noted $21.3 million will be guaranteed.
Shepard was entering the final year of his rookie contract, but New York wanted to secure one of the league’s top receivers.
New York doubling down on its star shuts down talk of a potential trade to the Patriots, which was reported last month.
Source: The #Giants are finalizing a four-year, $41 million extension with WR Sterling Shepard, source says. Their longest-tenured receiver is now their highest-paid. Strong deal for Shepard, who gets more than what most free agent WRs got this spring.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 10, 2019
Shepard finished 2018 with 872 yards and four touchdowns on 66 receptions.
Last season, Shepard finished behind former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. in catches. But, with Beckham now in Cleveland, Sheppard will likely be the team’s top target.
The Giants already bolstered their receiving corps this offseason by signing Golden Tate.