The New York Giants made the signing of edge rusher Markus Golden official on Friday, filing the one-year deal that’s worth up to $4.75 million with the NFL.

After putting pen to paper, Golden gleefully explained why it means so much for him to reunite with defensive coordinator James Bettcher, whom he played under during Bettcher’s tenure with the Arizona Cardinals.

“There’s a lot of great things about playing with James Bettcher,” Golden told reporters during a Friday conference call. “It’s an honor to get out there and play for him. His defenses have a lot of blitzes and guys flying all over the field. I’m excited to play for him again.”

Golden added that Bettcher, who he calls “JB,” reached out to him personally, which helped sell him on coming to New York.

“Bettcher reached out to me and let me know that he would love for me to come here and reunite. I’m here to do whatever I need to help the team win,” Golden said.

The 28-year-old linebacker also says he’s completely healed from a 2017 ACL tear, and that last season, which was considered a down year for Golden, was a product of recovering from his injury, changing positions and defensive schemes, and really just trying to get his legs back under him.

“My knee feels 100 percent. I feel like I’m ready to get back to where I was,” Golden said.

Prior to his knee injury, and while playing for the aforementioned Bettcher, Golden had a career-year in 2016, recording 12.5 sacks and establishing himself as one of the league’s most dangerous edge rushers.

With the Giants, Golden hopes to reestablish that success and help the team’s defense gain a reputation as one of the league’s most dangerous and fearsome.