NY Giants mentioned as ‘best fit’ for former Pro Bowl CB fans would love
Despite the NY Giants signing cornerbacks Leonard Johnson and Amani Oruwariye this week, it doesn’t look like general manager Joe Schoen is done improving the position just yet. These were two depth signings and solid ones we’ll add. However, we could see Schoen make a splash for another starter either in free agency or the NFL Draft.
In free agency, how would CB Marcus Peters sound for Big Blue supporters? Despite being 30 and tearing his ACL in 2021, Peters is a three-time Pro Bowler and he’s not done making a big splash for a defense.
His days with the Ravens have come to a close, but ESPN’s Bill Barnwell thinks the Giants could be the best fit for the veteran defensive back.
NY Giants signing cornerback Marcus Peters would be an eye-opening move
"“One year, $2.5 million with the Giants,” Barnwell wrote. “Peters thrived after joining the Ravens in 2019 under the stewardship of defensive coordinator Don Martindale, who has since joined the Giants. Martindale’s defense picked off just six passes last season, which was tied for the fewest of any team. The Giants could use a playmaker in the secondary. With Fabian Moreau on the free agent market, they have an open cornerback spot. Peters could compete with 2022 third-round pick Cor’Dale Flott for that opportunity.”"
While Oruwariye is expected to compete for a starting spot too, Peters not only has more experience, but he’s the better player overall as well. Him reuniting with Wink Martindale, one of the best defensive coordinators in the business, could be an attractive options for Peters as well here.
After missing the entire ’21 campaign due to his torn ACL, Peters was back on the gridiron for 13 contests in 2022. The former All-Pro CB finished the year with 47 tackles, one interception and six pass deflections. Yes, his best football may be behind him, but the 6-0, 197-pounder still has a lot to offer an organization.
Schoen may not want to make a run at Peters if he wants too much money on his next deal, but if the dollars are right on both sides and the NY GM wants to take a bit of a gamble, Peters could prove to be a smart move for the G-Men. We’ll see if Barnwell ends up being on the money here or not.