Solder took less money to stay in New England the last time around. Now the 29-year-old is cashing in.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Giants are giving Solder a four-year contract worth $62 million with $34.9 million guaranteed -- $15.5 million per season. The deal makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.
Solder's defection leaves a gaping hole on Brady's backside. New England's loss is New York's gain.
Solder has been one of the steadiest left tackles in the NFL since being drafted No. 17 overall in 2011.
Gettleman knew he needed to boost the O-line. He paid a heavy price to land his hog molly, but he got him.