New York Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas had a promising start to his NFL career, but two severe knee injuries took away his past two seasons. Thomas suffered a torn ACL in 2011 and again during training camp last season. He has yet to participate in any football activity since having his right knee surgically repaired again, but he is prepping for a comeback and could be willing to change positions.
Thomas had previously played in the slot for the Giants, along with receiving some reps at safety, which could be a full-time move.
According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Giants general manager Jerry Reese has thought about permanently moving Thomas to safety so the team can utilize his skill set and minimize the risk of another knee injury. That is a plan that Thomas is all for.
“Your knee is in a more unstable situation [at cornerback],’’ Thomas said. “You have to react to the receiver. Safety is more you’re dictating. So I think that’s why Jerry Reese said that. But I already knew I’d switch to safety later in my career just because of my body type, the way I play. So I’m not scared at all.”
With the lack of training Thomas has had since his injury, it would be a surprise if he returned to the football field but hopefully he can prove everyone wrong.
Thomas’ once promising career has taken an unfortunate turn, but he is ready to put in the work necessary to make a comeback. Thomas is one of those guys that you have to root for, so let’s all wish him the best as he attempts to get back on the field.