1. C Justin Britt
With the NY Giants’ center situation in flux right now – to say the least – the team could use a player that actually has high-level experience at the position to compete with the group of youngsters that are attempting to make the switch over to the pivot position.
Justin Britt was one of the Seahawks’ longest-tenured players before he was released this offseason, but that release had more to do with injury more than anything else. Britt tore his ACL midway through the 2019 season in the midst of a solid bounceback year, but by all accounts, he should be all systems go for the 2020 season and possibly even parts of the offseason training program.
Britt bounced around from a few different positions on the offensive line before he found his stride at the center position in 2016, notching a Pro Bowl bid while being a solid contributor to Seattle’s success.
The NY Giants would have to do their due diligence in terms of medicals, but that may be easier now than during the free agency period as the COVID-19 epidemic appears to be slowing down.
I can’t imagine the cost would be too high for a player coming off of a torn ACL, so why not take a shot at a veteran that has proved he can play the position? At worst case, he could be a solid backup waiting in the wings if one of the youngsters proves that he wasn’t ready to take over the center duties.
Before the tool ACL last year, Britt was the epitome of consistency as he played 16 games every single year but one – were he played 15 games – before the unfortunate injury.
It’s something Dave Gettleman should be looking at, for sure, as there aren’t many -or really any – better options out there at the moment.