Even after making several high-priced additions this offseason, the NY Giants enter 2021 with several players who far exceed the value of their contract
The NY Giants were among the NFL’s biggest spenders in free agency this offseason, but also have several key contributors still on their rookie deals, who might be among the most important players on the roster.
Over the span of the past two offseasons, the Giants haven’t been shy about opening the pursestrings, committing $90.5 million guaranteed to the likes of wide receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end Kyle Rudolph, cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson and James Bradberry alone, in addition to other key additions.
While all of those marquee veterans will play significant roles in 2021 and beyond, it will be the young players on the roster … who also happen to be the cheapest entering this season, who could play the most vital role in the NY Giants’ future.
Here’s a look at the NY Giants’ five biggest bangs for their buck entering this season:
OT – Matt Peart
2021 Contract: $814,18 salary, $1.022 million cap hit
Peart was chosen by the NY Giants in the third-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and as a rookie rotated in at both offensive tackle spots.
This season, Peart appears to be in line for a starting tackle job opposite Andrew Thomas. If Peart can improve on his two sacks and nine pressures allowed in 84 pass-protection snaps last season, the NY Giants’ line has the potential to make significant strides in 2021.