Just before the season began, the New York Giants made a last second signing.
This move brought free safety Logan Ryan to the Giants, giving the team a veteran presence in their secondary.
Just nine days before the Giants’ Week 1 game, Ryan was inked to a one-year, $7.5 million contract.
With Ryan, the Giants knew the type of player they would be getting.
The two-time Super Bowl Champion has been a big part of winning teams throughout his career.
He has totaled 18 interceptions in his career, including five in his rookie campaign.
That entire time, he played in a cornerback position.
His move to the Giants also marked a move on the field from cornerback to free safety.
Little did they know that the move would pay off well beyond their expectations.
Now, he is sitting atop of the Pro Bowl voting at his position.
Giants Now: Logan Ryan leads NFC free safeties in Pro Bowl votes!
Keep it up 😎→ https://t.co/mOOv9Rsdh4
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 27, 2020
Leading the Way
As it stands today, Ryan is leading all NFC free safeties in Pro Bowl voting with 42,722 votes.
While it is early in the voting process, this is proof from football fans that Ryan’s play isn’t going unnoticed.
The 29-year-old veteran has been a well-rounded force for the Giants this year.
GET THIS GUY TO THE PRO BOWL
Vote Logan Ryan: https://t.co/mOOv9Rsdh4
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 29, 2020
So far, he has 59 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, one interception and seven passes defended.
Among safeties, Ryan ranks towards the top with these stats.
While the Giants had just assumed that Ryan would be a serviceable replacement at safety, he has contributed much more.
For a team that still has a chance at winning the NFC East and making into the playoffs, the addition of Ryan could become even more important.
He will give the organization a boost just with his past experience on the field.
With both the Patriots and the Titans, he has seen a lot of playoff football.
As the NFL enters its home stretch, Ryan will likely become a major leader for their defense.
All of this comes as a major plus for a signing that came at the last moment before the season.
Giants in the Pro Bowl
For the Giants, it is looking like Ryan may not be the only representative from the organization at the Pro Bowl.
While he is the only Giant leading a position in voting, there are some other standouts for the team that are getting consideration.
Martinez is currently tied for fourth in the NFL with 96 tackles, having one less game played than those ahead of him.
Bradberry leads the league in forced incompletions with 14.
Gano has hit 21 of 22 field goal attempts.
Williams has been a force on the line, recording five sacks and 16 QB hits in just 10 games.
No fly zone 🚫
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 28, 2020
This comes after a 2019 season where no Giants made it to the Pro Bowl.
Each of these players are putting together seasons that warrant possible Pro Bowl recognition, serving as the core of the Giants’ roster.
This all comes after no Giants were on the Pro Bowl roster in 2019.
While the team isn’t having an optimal year, they still share a tie for first place in the NFC East.
Ryan, a last minute signing at the end of this offseason, has become the on-field leader for this team, while also proving himself as one of the NFL’s best free safeties this season.