NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Terrell Thomas doesn’t want to leave the Giants.
Thomas feels a serious sense of loyalty, considering Big Blue stuck with him through major knee injuries that wiped out his 2011 and ’12 seasons. The veteran defensive back returned this past season, making 67 tackles with a sack and interception in 16 games, including seven starts.READ MORE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses 'In The Heights' Movie Colorism Criticism
An unrestricted free agent, Thomas told WFAN’s Boomer and Carton on Tuesday morning that he doesn’t want to go anywhere, especially since the Giants showed so much faith in him while he lived the lonely life of a player trying to fight his way back from major injuries. He’s had five surgeries, including three on his right knee.
“That was the best thing about the New York Giants. I can’t thank the organization enough. First class, hands down. Took care of me from top down, always believed in me and gave me an opportunity,” Thomas said.
Thomas said he’s trying to establish himself away from the game, telling Boomer and Carton he’d like to some day get into sports broadcasting as a safety net should his body betray him further down the road.
But in the interim, the 28-year-old corner out of USC said he feels great and wants to continue his playing career — with the only NFL team he’s ever known.READ MORE: Fireworks To Honor Essential Workers Tonight As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
“I’m a free agent right now. We’re in talks. Hopefully I’ll be back. I cherish them. They love me and I love them. I think I had a great year and will get better,” Thomas said, adding when asked if he believes in the hometown discount, “yes.”
Thomas had a lot more to say, including breaking down the Seattle Seahawks offense heading into Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Please check out his interview: