Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
2. It Would Be Costly
When we wanted the Giants to sign Evan Mathis we kept hearing that they didn’t have the money. We have wanted the Giants to make a move for a while now and there is a reason they haven’t done much. The Giants don’t have the cap room for a player of the magnitude of Kam Chancellor. The team hasn’t even gotten a contract extension for Eli Manning yet. In the NFL teams have a salary cap.
The Seattle Seahawks don’t want to part ways with Chancellor. That being said Chancellor wants a really big contract. If the Seahawks trade Chancellor, that contract dispute becomes the Giants problem. The Giants still have a franchise tag that will go to the limited Jason Pierre-Paul, a contract negotiation with Manning still going on and there just isn’t that much money to go around.
The Giants are a team that needs their draft picks. Chancellor isn’t worth a first round draft selection when Collins has the same skillset. He may be a less polished player but Collins costs the team next to nothing. Chancellor would be very costly for the Giants.
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