Signing with New York Giants is ‘perfect and unique opportunity’

Reuniting with head mentor Joe Judge was 1 of the causes managing back Dion Lewis selected to indication with the New York Giants.

Dion Lewis formally became a New York Large right after signing a 1-yr, $one.fifty five million deal this 7 days. The 29-yr-aged managing back will so reunite with head mentor Joe Judge. The two put in time in New England with each other from 2015-seventeen and helped the Patriots acquire Super Bowl 51.

Reuniting with Judge was 1 of the causes Lewis inked a deal with Major Blue. Throughout his conference connect with on Friday, he spoke about teaming up with the freshly hired head mentor and expanding up a Giants supporter.

“I imagine it was a excellent and special possibility,” he said, by using the Giants formal internet site. “There was a ton of variables. Joe Judge remaining there and me getting a connection with him with my 3 a long time in New England. I grew up a Giants supporter, so it was generally a dream of mine to engage in for them. When I got the possibility with the conditions, I could not pass it up. I’m on the lookout forward to working with Coach Joe Judge, enjoying for my hometown team and obtaining to operate with Saquon as very well. There were a ton of good variables.”

The five-foot-eight, 195-pound Lewis expects to see most of his reps on 3rd-down performs. For his occupation, he’s recorded 172 receptions for one,281 yards and seven touchdowns.

He’s also productive at managing the ball, getting received two,310 yards on the ground although averaging 4.3 yards for every carry with 11 scores.

He’ll be common with his part as a backup to a workhorse back. Lewis performed driving Derrick Henry, who led the league in dashing yards (one,540) and dashing tries (303) with the Titans very last period.

Lewis was additionally questioned in the connect with if he could make Saquon Barkley a superior over-all back.

“I imagine we can enable make every single other superior,” he said. “With all the managing backs I have performed with, I have realized issues from (them) and they have realized issues from me. Me remaining a tiny older male, I have some encounter with some issues. He’s a excellent player, there is not a great deal he can not do. I’m on the lookout forward to working with him, competing with him, discovering from him and just accomplishing that connection with him. Create a excellent connection with him so we can make the home superior and hopefully make the team superior.”

Lewis is the 3rd free-agent signing that has ties to Judge. Offensive tackle Cam Fleming and exclusive groups weapon Nate Ebner have additionally put in time with Judge in the past. 1 of the mysteries heading into the 2020 period is what form of mentor the 38-yr-aged will be, and Lewis gave insight on that really discussion.

“He brings a ton of electrical power. He is really detail orientated. He is going to be geared up and he is going to know just what he desires you to do and how he desires you to do it,” Lewis claimed. “I know he is going to make sure everyone is on the exact webpage. He is going to throw some jabs at you in conferences. The conferences are going to be energetic. I recall him getting a ton of good jokes. He’s a excellent male and I can not wait around to get to operate for him.”

From what we’ve listened to, Lewis and the rest of the Giants are keen to operate with Judge each time groups are ready to report for offseason activities.