There has been lot of talk recently about players getting the fifth year of their rookie contracts picked up, as a lot of the stud players int he game today like J.J. Watt and Mo Wilkerson have seen that fifth year picked up so that their teams can keep them an extra year at a heavily discounted price.
But one player from the draft class has not yet seen his option picked up and his team isn’t yet sold on doing so. According to Dan Graziano from ESPN.com, the Giants love Prince Amukamara but haven’t yet decided on picking up his option.
"The New York Giants player to whom this applies is cornerback Prince Amukamara, who was selected with the No. 19 pick in that 2011 draft. To this point, the Giants have not made a decision about Amukamara’s option, and it’s not a slam-dunk decision."
This is a bit of a bewilderment as Amukamara would easily be the best cornerback on the market if he was released and would command a decent contract. The Giants also apparently love everything he’s doing but not to the extent that they want to pick up a no-brainer option like the fifth year options are.
Time will tell if this is a good tactic by the Giants but they have until May 3rd to make a decision that is seemingly an easy one to make.