The Giants and safety Julian Love’s representatives have had conversations about a contract extension, according to a source.
Love, a 2019 fourth-round pick from Notre Dame, is a captain, an indispensable player in Wink Martindale’s defense, and a pending unrestricted free agent. The safety is in the final year of a four-year, $3.2 million contract.
GM Joe Schoen said on Tuesday that he wants to get any in-season extensions done this week, sometime between then and Sunday.
Love is a key contributor and reliable tackler on defense and special teams. Schoen and Brian Daboll constantly say they are looking for players who are “smart, tough and dependable,” and Love checks all three boxes.
In 8 games this season, Love has totaled 58 tackles and one sack. He also has a fumble recovery and an interception.