Jon Beason Traded to New York Giants
The Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants have agreed to a trade for former All-Pro linebacker Jon Beason. Beason was placed on IR last October, and was struggling this season in coverage while playing on his surgically repaired knee. He was replaced by former Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn, and was reduced to one snap in the third game of the season.
Via NFL.com: “The Panthers have agreed to a trade that would send Beason to the New York Giants in exchange for a late-round draft pick, a source informed of the process told NFL Media Insider’s Ian Rapoport.”
The deal is based on Jon Beason passing his physical, which is a very legitimate concern given his injury history.
Beason was one of the best and most consistent linebackers in the league since he entered the league in 2007. He amassed three Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro selections, and over 500 tackles in 64 straight starts before tearing his Achilles in 2011. He has played just seven games since, and hasn’t proven to be anything close to what he once was in his prime.
Beason is still relatively young at 28, and the New York Giants are desperate for quality players. If he returns to form, he would be an absolute steal. If not, it would be just another bump in the road for a Giants team that has faced plenty of turbulence in this 0-4 campaign.