With the NY Giants making a multitude of moves and signings throughout free agency so far, the 2023 season looks ready to be a fun one. Despite this, there are still plenty of holes on the roster that can be filled with a couple of signings.
The Giants may be pretty limited due to cap space, but moves can easily be made to free up more money. This includes extending/restructuring Leonard Williams’ contract, potentially cutting Darnay Holmes, extending Adoree’ Jackson and more.
New York could easily benefit by signing any three of these players we have on this list. They may not be stars, but they will absolutely provide important depth on both sides of the ball, which is something the Giants are currently in need of:
3. C Ben Jones
With both Jon Feliciano and Nick Gates leaving in free agency, the door has been opened for the Giants to potentially sign their replacement. While opting to select someone in the draft is potentially the more viable option, you never know what Joe Schoen’s plan is.
If the Giants decide to look for their new center through free agency, Ben Jones may be their best option. Jones is 33 years old, which may have some fans concerned, but he has played incredibly well over the last couple of seasons despite his age.
Alongside this, there are few leaders on and off the field better than Jones and he would fit this new culture very well. In 12 games last season with the Titans, Jones allowed just 10 pressures and one sack in 371 pass-blocking snaps, earning a PFF pass-blocking grade of 68.4, which is honestly lower than it should be.
In addition to this, Jones is also a very good run-blocker, being the lead guy for future Hall of Famer Derrick Henry, earning a PFF run-blocking grade of 73.7 last season. This number is 16.6 points higher than former center Feliciano.
Jones would likely not cost too much due to his age, so the Giants may want to hop on top of this opportunity to sign a key veteran at a value price. Adding a player like Jones to a developing offensive line would bring severely needed stability to an interior offensive line that has been without it for years now.