Josh Brown had to wait 13 seasons to make his first Pro Bowl. The wait to come back to the Giants was long, but not that long.
The veteran kicker signed a two-year, $4-million deal with the team Monday after a month of free-agency finger-tapping. Terms of the deal were agreed to last week.
“This is right where I wanted to be, this is the team I wanted to continue to play for,” Brown told Giants.com. “I love the organization and would enjoy playing here for the duration until I’m done.”InteractiveGiants 2016: Keep 'em or dump 'em?
Brown, who will turn 37 this month, was 30-for-32 on field-goal attempts in 2015 (a franchise-record 93.8 percent success rate). He connected on all three of his attempts from 50 or more yards but had his most disappointing miss on a 48-yard attempt in overtime against the Jets that would have prolonged the game.
In his three seasons with the Giants, Brown is 77-for-84 on field goals. His 350 points with the Giants put him in ninth place in franchise history, ahead of Raul Allegre (340) and Amani Toomer (348). Immediately ahead of him is Brandon Jacobs (386).
The return of Brown means the Giants almost certainly will have their entire special-teams battery back from last season. Long-snapper Zak DeOssie re-signed this offseason and punter/ holder Brad Wing signed as an exclusive-rights free agent. Special-teams coordinator Tom Quinn also returns.
“I’m comfortable here, I kick well here,” Brown said. “I didn’t want to put myself in a position to where that wasn’t going to be an option and try to price myself out of the position. I’m glad it’s done. A lot of it [his success here] is maturity, understanding my body and understanding the way that I kick, and how the ball moves and flies in this stadium.”