Joe Schoen quote on NY Giants free agency is completely spot on

Joe Schoen, NY Giants (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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From the moment the NY Giants suffered their season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, people have been quick to shift their focus to the offseason and the countless moves needed to be made to improve this team. Whether it be new contracts for Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, or an extension for Dexter Lawrence, Joe Schoen knows he needs to spend big in the coming months.

However, that doesn’t mean that Schoen is going to follow the footsteps of former general manager Dave Gettleman and hand out some insane contracts to guys. That four-yeal deal for Kenny Golladay worth $72 million – yeah, we don’t have to tell you that didn’t work well for Big Blue.

Schoen is surely going to keep this in mind moving forward. And, he’s not going to even think about overspending millions of dollars to ensure a stud player ends up with the G-Men.

NY Giants Joe Schoen knows he must be smart in free agency

We couldn’t agree more with Schoen’s mindset heading into free agency. While he might be inclined to spend a wild amount of money for some big names who will be looking for new homes, he just can’t do it. The Giants must improve at wide receiver, inside linebacker and on the offensive line, while other areas could use depth too.

With receiver, people are thinking about trading top picks for a star like DeAndre Hopkins (who would eat up a ton of cap space), but it’s doubtful Schoen ends up making a move like this. Instead, the hope is that the first-round pick is used on Jordan Addison, Jaxon Smith-Njigba or even SMU wide receiver Rashee Rice.

At linebacker, Tremaine Edmunds has been floated around as a potential target, and he’d of course be a dream signing for Big Blue. How much money is he going to want in his next contract, though? Even with Barkley, it was reported that the Giants offered him around $12 million per season during the bye week, but he turned it down.

Schoen won’t overpay for a running back, so if Saquon wants to keep his Giants career going, he better think twice before asking for the kind of dough Christian McCaffrey is getting on an annual basis.