As hard as it is to watch certain players leave the NY Giants, it is always nice, for some people at least, to watch these players succeed on their new teams. With the Giants undergoing a new regime, several players from the old front office/coaching staff were let go, making for a lot of new opportunities for former players.
While not everyone enjoys watching former players succeed, as it is a reminder of what could have been, some people love seeing former Giants ball out on their new teams. You know what they say, “once Giant, always a Giant.”
Despite these players no longer being on the squad for good reasons, there is a good chance that they revive their careers with their new team. In this piece, we take a look at three former Giants who could go on to do big things now that they’re no longer in East Rutherford.
3. Lorenzo Carter
After a somewhat rough four seasons with the NY Giants in which Carter only tallied 153 combined tackles and 14.5 sacks in 49 games, new GM Joe Schoen decided not to retain the 26 year old edge rusher after arguably his best season in the league.
This was understandable, however, as not only was Carter’s “best season” not that great, but the Giants also now have Kayvon Thibodeaux ready to be a stud. Despite this, Carter ended the 2021 season on a high note, putting up five sacks, 22 combined tackles, five tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles in the final four weeks of the season. However, outside of these four games, Carter only had 28 combined tackles, zero sacks, one tackle for loss and zero forced fumbles.
Carter’s performance in the final four games of the season was one of the most exciting things to happen to the Giants last year. While this isn’t much to say, it was still very fun to watch Carter finally break out. After the Schoen and the Giants decided not to retain Carter, he decided to sign with the Atlanta Falcons on a one year, $3.5 million deal.
Regardless of if Carter starts or not for Atlanta, he will likely see a ton of snaps due to a lack of talent at the position on the Falcons roster. If Carter can replicate even half of the success he saw throughout the final four games of the 2021 season in 2022, he will be primed to have a career year.