2. Alec Ogletree
In what might go down as Dave Gettleman’s single worst move, Alec Ogletree failed to live anywhere near up to his contract as a NY Giant. The former 2016 All-Pro linebacker was a shell of his former self in his two-year stint which was masked early on by the fact that he came down with five interceptions in 2018.
Although I was on board with the move at the time, as an executive, Gettleman should have been wary of a team looking to deal a young player it so recently signed to a massive contract extension (4/$42M). The fact that Gettleman actually parted with draft capital ( a four and a six) to take on this deal is inexcusable.
To be fair, few saw the former SEC safety struggling so mightily in coverage. Ogletree allowed a staggering 88% of passes thrown his way in 2019 and looked lost almost every time he dropped back in coverage. It’ll be interesting to see if Gettleman will admit his mistake and move on, or possibly look to negotiate a pay cut (which would be a bad idea).
The Giants can move on from his $11.75M cap hit with a $3.5M dead cap charge, and it seems like a forgone conclusion that he won’t be back at that number. The linebacker also carries a $1.75M dead cap charge in 2021.
2020 Cap savings: $8.25M
Chance it happens: 85%