5 former NY Giants who won't live up to their new contracts

Joe Schoen was wise not to overspend on these guys

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2. DT A’Shawn Robinson

He might not have shown up on the stat sheet as much as the Giants would’ve hoped, but A’Shawn Robinson was a solid addition to the franchise’s defense in 2023. This offseason, the Giants opted to go in a different direction, of course trading for Brian Burns to improve things up front. On the other hand, Robinson was able to find a home via the Carolina Panthers, inking a multi-year deal with the franchise for $22.5 million.

So, where do the issues lay with Robinson in Carolina? Well, the fact that he had Dexter Lawrence next to him to help take some of the weight off his plate last season certainly helped him play his role better. There’s nobody like Lawrence in Carolina, a squad with a subpar defense. 

Robinson is being brought to the Panthers to fill a role that he simply hasn’t had over the last couple of seasons with the Giants and Los Angeles Rams. He was a solid member of the Giants, but the Panthers may have been better suited using some more money on the offensive side of the football than signing Robinson to a deal this offseason.