4 free agents on offense the NY Giants can still target this offseason

Will Joe Schoen give any of these guys a look?
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The New York Giants bolstered their offense over the offseason, but there are still some glaring holes that could be solidified via free agent targets. During the2024 NFL Draft, the Giants were able to add to their wide receiving corps, along with gaining another pass-catcher, with first-round pick Malik Nabers and fourth-round pick Theo Johnson. Both should make instant impacts, but the Giants can’t solely count on rookies to deliver the goods in their first season.

There’s a ton on the line entering the 2024 campaign. After a rejuvenating first season on the job, confidence in general manager Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll has been shaken following Year 2. While the team’s offseason has received a lot of praise from players and media members alike, the Giants can’t afford to take any shortcuts ahead of this coming season.

With some obvious holes and a bevy of interesting free-agent targets available, there’s still some moves the Giants can make, especially on offense. Here’s four specific players the Giants can target via free agency, with goals of a bounce-back season in mind.

4. WR Michael Thomas

Once thought of as the top wide receiver in the game, it’s borderline shocking to see someone hasn’t taken a shot on Michael Thomas after his time in New Orleans came to an end. The former Ohio State star took the NFL by storm with the Saints, but injuries piled up over the years, hampering his availability. Additionally, Sean Payton deciding enough was enough with the Saints, coupled with the retirement of Drew Brees, took away two of Thomas’ biggest supporters with the team.

Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton and Derek Carr have tried, but they are not Brees. Not that the Giants have a quarterback of that caliber, but perhaps in spurts, Thomas could be of use for New York should he make his way to the NFC East.

He’s the tall, strong wide receiver they don’t currently have on the roster. He doesn’t have to play every snap, but with Darren Waller seemingly on his way out, the team could use another red zone threat like Thomas.

No matter what, fans shouldn’t expect the full Michael Thomas experience. That player doesn’t exist anymore. However, that doesn’t mean the former star wide receiver can’t be useful in 2024.