Jabrill Peppers says he still has plenty more to prove on the field
We haven’t seen the best of Jabrill Peppers yet, at least not according to the New York Giants safety.
Recently, Peppers joined WFAN’s Maggie and Moose show to talk about the upcoming 2020 NFL season. Peppers will be entering his fourth season in the league, and his second with the Giants.
When asked if fans have seen the best of him yet, Peppers was adamant in saying that he still has a lot left in the tank.
“Absolutely not,” Peppers said. “I don’t even think I’ve tapped into the type of player I can be, but it’s a marathon and not a spring. I’m grateful to be healthy now and have another opportunity in the lineup to do what I love. I’m grateful for the organization I play for and I’m going to go out there and give everything I got each and every week.”
Peppers’ lone season in New York was cut short due to injury. The safety appeared in 11 games, totaled 69 tackles, broke up 5 passes, forced 3 fumbles and recorded a pick-six. He’s expecting to pick up where he left off now that he’s healthy again.
“All I know is I’m healthy now and I have a great opportunity as well as the guys on the team to go out and do some good things for this organization,” he said. “I’m not really dwelling on the past too much. I feel great now. I’ve been running around, hitting in pads. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the pads. I’m excited about that, I’m excited to get this season going.”
Peppers has played in 40 games during his first three seasons in the league — spending 2017 and 2018 with the Cleveland Browns. He has tallied 200 tackles, 13 pass break-ups, 3 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions.
In 2017, Peppers was selected in the first-round of the NFL Draft after a stellar 2016 campaign at Michigan.