5 CBs the NY Giants should target in free agency this offseason
After losing Adoree’ Jackson for seven games last season, it became abundantly clear that the NY Giants needed additional depth in their secondary. During this seven game period, the Giants pass-defense struggled mightily, this being due to the fact that outside of Jackson, New York didn’t really have a single consistent corner that could hang with some of the better receivers in the league.
However, with around $44 million in cap space (and more on the way) and a ton of viable options at corner in free agency, there is a very high chance that we see Joe Schoen bring in a veteran option at the position to help solidify this Giants defense.
While this is a very deep free agency class, this does not mean everyone available is great. Despite this, these five players stand out, and are guys that the Giants and Schoen should target and potentially sign:
5. CB Fabian Moreau
Bringing back Fabian Moreau is a move that is very likely to happen, as not only will Moreau be very cheap to retain, but there were moments where he played incredibly well last season, especially when Jackson was healthy.
Moreau joined the NY Giants in Week 2 and played rather well for a while. However, after Jackson’s injury, Moreau was thrusted into being a CB1 and he struggled mightily. Regardless, if the Giants are unable to make a big swing in free agency, Moreau could still serve his role well as the second or third corner in New York.
Looking at Moreau’s numbers before and after Jackson’s injury is honestly kind of funny to look at. Through the first 10 games of the season, Moreau allowed 24 receptions on 44 targets for 310 yards and two touchdowns. However, in the final seven games he played in he gave up 23 receptions on 31 targets for 258 yards and three touchdowns.
Moreau is a very solid corner, don’t get us wrong, but in no world should he be more than a CB2 for any team and it really sucked to see him struggle in a position he never should have been put in. If Jackson manages to play the majority of the season in 2023, then Moreau should see a good amount of success like he did in 2022.