4 free agents NY Giants GM Joe Schoen must call with Darren Waller retiring

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1. CB Patrick Peterson

By far the weakest position on the Giants heading into the 2024 season is cornerback. As of now, New York only has one guaranteed starter at this position in the form of Deonte Banks, the rest is a toss-up. While the coaching staff has put extreme confidence in Cor'Dale Flott, there's no telling how he'll perform, so signing a veteran to potentially replace Flott if he flusters would be worth it.

One of the best veterans on the market who could not only step in and start, but also mentor the Giants' incredibly young secondary is former All-Pro Patrick Peterson, who, at the age of 33, is still rather productive.

For the Steelers last season, Peterson allowed just 31 receptions on 60 targets for 388 yards and four touchdowns. In addition to this, Peterson also snagged two interceptions and broke up six passes. It's worth mentioning that all of the touchdowns Peterson allowed came in Weeks 1 and 4 - he did not allow a single score throughout the rest of the season.

Adding Peterson to this young, up-and-coming secondary would bring massive benefits. Not to mention, he played all over the field in 2023, seeing over 100 snaps in the box, at safety, in the slot, and on the outside, meaning he is not just limited to playing corner, giving the Giants even more reasons to bring him in.