Giants spread holiday cheer with team-record Christmas bonuses for support staff: report

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge walks off the field after the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The New York Giants and coach Joe Judge reportedly came through for the franchise support staff during the Christmas season in a way that may bring a tear to the NFL fan’s eye.

Judge handed out bonuses to the support staff on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. The second-year coach, his staff and players pitched in for a total of $300,000 to about 70 staff members.

“To see Coach Judge walking into the kitchen, everyone was like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’ He shook my hand, thanked me, told me to thank my staff, and asked me to distribute it to everybody. He was grateful for all the hard work that we put in,” Angelo Basilone, the team’s executive chef, told the paper.

The average payout to each staff member came out to be just short of $4,300.

Logan Ryan, one of the veterans on the team, told the Daily News it was one of the highest payouts of any team he’s ever been a part of.