Beatty
Beatty

York High graduate Will Beatty is officially a very rich man.

The 6-foot, 6-inch, 319-pound left tackle has agreed to a five-year contract with the New York Giants and will continue to protect Eli Manning's blindside.

According to multiple reports, the deal could be worth as much as $38.75 million, with $19 million of that guaranteed. His signing bonus is reported to be $12.5 million.

Beatty, who turns 28 on Saturday, could have become a free agent.

"It's good to be home," Beatty said on the Giants website. "It's a great feeling. You could be going through free agency, but when that happens a lot of stuff is going through your mind. That feeling is no longer there. You're settled in with a great team, a team I love playing for. I know the coaching staff. I'm looking forward to getting back in it and moving forward.

"I'm glad I don't have any of those free agency jitters to deal with. It's settled, we're done and we're moving on. The contract is behind you -- you just have to make sure you're out there on the field and being a leader out there."

The Giants are also happy with the agreement.

"We are very pleased to get a new deal done with Will," general manager Jerry Reese said on Giants.com. "We believe he is one of the ascending left tackles in the NFL."

The deal gives the Giants some continuity on the offensive line, which is coached by Delone Catholic High School graduate Pat Flaherty. Beatty is entering his fifth season with the Giants. He played in all 16 games last season after missing much of training camp with a sore back. He made 15 starts last season. He has 31 career starts with the Giants in 50 games.

"I thought I improved last year, playing the entire season," Beatty told Giants.com. "I want to get back on the field and keep ascending, keep rising. The sky's the limit for me. I know there is still a lot more out there. I haven't tapped into all of my potential yet. I'm looking forward to performing and growing each year."

Beatty was a second-round pick in 2009 from Connecticut, where he played for Susquehannock High School graduate Randy Edall, who is now the head coach for the University of Maryland.

He missed the Giants' Super Bowl championship during the 2011 season, when he had a detached retina that required surgery and sidelined him for the last part of the regular season and the playoffs.

Free agency didn't really interest Beatty.

"If it's a money issue, that temptation would come in," he told Giants.com. "But having this be my home team, I really didn't want to go into free agency. This is the team that wanted me from college. This is the team that gave me my first chance. This team went to the Super Bowl. I saw so many great moments with this team and there are still so many more to come."

-- Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdis patch.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.