- According to Adam Schefter, Shepard receives $21.3 million guaranteed.
This comes as a surprise, considering that there were no indications that the Giants were prepared to sign him to a long-term deal before this.
Some had wondered if the signing of Golden Tate could impact Shepard, who also works primarily out of the slot, but they downplayed this notion.
Shepard actually came up as a speculative trade candidate this offseason. However, it’s clear that the Giants view him as an important part of their offense moving forward.
Shepard, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $5.944 million contract.
In 2018, Shepard appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and caught 66 passes for 872 yards receiving and four touchdowns.