No. 1 – John Jerry
It’s not looking good for John Jerry entering training camp. The nine-year veteran restructured his contract with the team this offseason, reducing his base salary and the team’s cap hit. He is now entering the final year of his contract.
It’s surprising given Jerry’s play last season. The 32-year-old guard was New York’s most consistent offensive lineman in 2017. Pro Football Focus named him Big Blue’s best offensive lineman.
The additions of Will Hernandez and Patrick Omameh have made Jerry expendable ahead of training camp. Despite logging 16 consecutive starts in back-to-back seasons, Jerry remained with the second-team offense this spring.
The Giants can save $1.075 million in cap space by cutting the veteran offensive lineman, according to Over the Cap.
But can Big Blue really afford to move on from Jerry given their personnel along the offensive line?
That will likely depend on the play of John Greco, Nick Becton, Zac Kerin, Nick Gates, and others this August.