He’s been a reserve, a signee off the street and the quarterback of a Super Bowl defense. Now, Chase Blackburn’s future with the New York Giants is uncertain.
The 29-year-old soon-to-be free agent linebacker is a free agent this off-season, one in which the Giants front office will have to decide what action needs to be taken to correct the issues on the defensive side of the ball.
With his future in limbo, Blackburn is just hoping he can remain with the organization.
“They’re reviewing everybody at the same time, so there’s a lot to go into this,” he said. “I don’t make those decisions. Him along with the coaches and the scouts… those are decisions that they’ll make and that’s what they get paid to do.”
Blackburn started a career-high 15 games, finishing the year with 61 tackles (third on the team), four forced fumbles, three sacks and an interception.
In the regular season finale against Philadelphia, he led the team’s with seven total tackles as the defense held the Eagles to seven points.
“It’s always good ending on that note for a season even though I’d much rather be in the playoffs than having a game ball right now,” Blackburn said. “ I played every game. I was a part of it and I felt like I played relatively consistently throughout the year. I had some strong performances and I laid it all out there. That’s all I can say and hopefully it was enough.”
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