New York Giants sign Matt Gono: How veteran OT fits along offensive line
Joe Schoen has already begun remaking the New York Giants’ offensive line, signing veteran offensive tackle Matt Gono on Wednesday
The New York Giants have signed veteran offensive tackle, and former Atlanta Falcon, Matt Gono on Wednesday.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was first to report Gono’s signing.
Gono, 25, missed all of last season while on the PUP list due to a shoulder injury, but was one of the Falcons’ most consistent offensive linemen the prior season.
During the 2020 campaign, Gono only allowed one sack in 336 total snaps and only surrendered five quarterback hits, according to Pro Football Focus.
It’s no secret that among new Giants general manager Joe Schoen’s top priorities is to completely rebuild the offensive line, which could entail adding as many as four new starters alongside franchise left tackle Andrew Thomas.
During his time with the Falcons, Gono started four games, after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Wesley College in 2018.
In all likelihood, adding Gono is the first move of a multi-pronged strategy to completely rebuild the New York Giants’ offensive line.
Gono offers plenty of upside and at minimum could compete for the starting right tackle job opposite Thomas, either with Matt Peart, an incoming rookie, or similar mid-level free agent signing.