James Bradberry named to Pro Football Focus' All-Pro Team
By all measures, James Bradberry had a very strong first season with the New York Giants.
The fifth-year veteran was a reliable force in the Giants' secondary all throughout the year. Bradberry started 15 games and played at least 96 percent of the team's defensive snaps in each contest. In fact, Bradberry was on the field for every defensive snap in 12 of the 15 games while totaling 1,020 snaps, matching his previous career-high mark set last year. The only game he missed was when he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list because he was deemed to be a high risk close contact of an individual who has tested positive.
Not only did Bradberry barely leave the field in 2020, but he was also quite dominant. The 27-year-old set a new career-high with 18 passes defensed, which was tied for the second-most in the NFL and only two behind Miami's Xavien Howard for the league lead. Bradberry also set new career bests with his two forced fumbles and the first fumble recovery of his career, while also matching his previous high of three interceptions set in 2019.
The veteran did a great job of shutting down opposing team's top wide receivers, as he helped limit the production of guys like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Allen Robinson, and Amari Cooper, to name a few. He was rewarded for his strong play by being selected to his first Pro Bowl.
Bradberry's dominance certainly showed up in the stat sheet, but the analytics backed it up as well. Pro Football Focus handed the Giants corner a 79.8 overall grade on the season, good for the 7th-highest grade among all cornerbacks. This was aided by his stellar 79.9 coverage grade.
Considering all of this information, it should come as no surprise that Bradberry was selected to PFF's 2020 All-Pro Team. He was named Second-Team All-Pro behind Green Bay's Jaire Alexannder, who received the analytics site's highest overall grade among all corners (90.5).
View photos of cornerback James Bradberry in his first season with the Giants.
Players share final thoughts on 2020 campaign
Several Giants players met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the 2020 campaign for the final time before departing for the offseason.
Among the players to speak were cornerback James Bradberry, linebacker Blake Martinez, defensive back Julian Love, offensive tackle Andrew Thomas and safety Xavier McKinney.
Here is what each one had to say.
A season like no other: Best of 2020 in photos
The 2020 season was truly unlike anything we have ever witnessed in our league's history.
Despite the ups and downs, all 256 regular season games ended up being played without the league having to push back the completion of the season, a feat in and of itself.
The Giants may have fallen just short of a postseason berth, but the 2020 campaign was still one to remember. From head coach Joe Judge's slide into the mud during training camp to Xavier McKinney's game-sealing interception in Week 17, the season was filled with plenty of moments we will never forget.
Take a look back at the best of the Giants' 2020 season in the gallery below.
Re-live the most memorable moments and images from the first year of the Joe Judge era.