The NY Giants are flush with cash and have plenty of holes to fill. Here are 10 free agents that should be on their wishlist.
It’s a good offseason to be Dave Gettleman. After two years of cap purging – with not the most ineffective execution – the NY Giants are finally out of salary cap hell. As it stands, Big Blue currently has $75M in cap space and figures to gain $5-10M more after cutting a couple of other players.
The needs for the Giants are everywhere; edge rusher, cornerback, linebacker, free safety, offensive tackle and center at minimum. Even the most shrewd GM in the NFL wouldn’t be able to plug all of those holes in a single free agency period, so we can only cross our fingers and hope Gettleman changes his free agency fortunes in 2020.
Luckily for the NY Giants, this is a deep free agency class, especially at a few of the team’s biggest needs. Edge-rusher stands out as a particularly deep group, as there are a number of players coming off of their rookie deals that have already had success at the top level.
Giants fans should come to grips with the fact that we might not come away with any of the marquee free agents now, as there are plenty of other teams with money and only a few true premier free agents. No need to worry, though, as there are surely many diamonds in the rough out there in 2020.
The key will be having a solid list of those second-tier guys and going after them aggressively. Dave Gettleman has done a solid job of drafting talent and setting the team up with depth, now it’s time to add some difference makers and take this franchise to the next level.
Speaking of difference-makers, Big Blue currently is very short on them. As such, overpaying for young players with high upside is the likely scenario that plays outcome mid-march. We’re only about two weeks away from the legal tampering period starting, and GM’s and fans alike are just itching to see how this all plays out.
Here are the top 10 free agent targets that the NY Giants should be considering, starting with some of the top-end guys and working out way down towards the second-tier.