Bradberry discussed the process involving Giants general manager Dave Gettleman in a conference call Friday:
"[Gettleman] reached out to my agent. They came out of nowhere to make an offer. I didn't expect them to come and make an offer. He already knew the type of guy I was, and I already knew the type of guy he was. I already knew what type of organization he was trying to build over there in New York. I knew it was nothing but positive."
The sides eventually agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with $32 million guaranteed.
This seems like a significant risk for the Giants after not even meeting with the player, but Gettleman already knows Bradberry because he drafted him in 2016 with the Carolina Panthers.
The GM spent five years in Carolina before joining New York in 2018, giving him two years to see Bradberry blossom into a high-level cornerback.
The Giants believe this signing as well as other additions, such as Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell and David Mayo, will help improve a defense that finished last season with the third-most points allowed in the NFL.