New York Giants: 10 worst moves of Dave Gettleman era

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4. Patrick Omameh signing

Again, I know I’ll likely receive some backlash about having this signing be higher on the list than Nate Solder, but hear me out. At least Solder has played and been a starter for the New York Giants, Patrick Omameh didn’t even last halfway through one season before being canned by the same guy that signed him.

It’s hard to understand what Gettleman saw from Omameh during his first four years in the league (with three different teams) to think he warranted a 3/15M$ deal, and it’s downright impossible now after seeing how his Big Blue career played out.

The Giants were desperate for offensive line help, and still cut Omameh midway through 2018 –  that’s how bad he was. The former Michigan Wolverine registered just a 51.5 Pro Football Focus grade, and started only six games for Big Blue. In total, Gettleman paid the mediocre guard  5.5M$ (and he cost 8.5M$ against the cap in total over two years) for just six starts. Another one of those fantastic return on investments.

I know i’m sounding like a broken record, but this is yet another case of Gettleman clearly bidding against himself for a mediocre player.