5 difficult decisions facing the NY Giants and Joe Schoen this offseason

Will the G-Men bring in a new QB for next season?

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For some NFL teams, this time of year is dedicated to celebrating playoff success. For the NY Giants, though, they're stuck at home and tasked with making multiple difficult decisions before the start of the 2024 season. With somewhat limited cap space, multiple expiring contracts, and tons of positions in need of improvement, Joe Schoen is going to be in rough waters trying to navigate this upcoming offseason.

However, these five decisions stick out a little more than the rest. Not only could they have a real impact on the Giants' future, but if Schoen messes them up, the 2024 season may be over before it even starts.

5. Should the G-Men spend big on a new pass-rusher?

One of the biggest issues with the Giants' defense last season was their pass-rush, despite making some pretty big investments. Whether it be drafting Kayvon Thibodeaux No. 5 overall, giving Dexter Lawrence a massive contract, or taking Azeez Ojulari 50th overall, past and present Giants executives have made no shortage of attempted upgrades to the front five.

Despite this, New York's pass-rush still ranked 29th in sacks and 20th in pressures, so it's pretty clear these investments aren't paying off. While Thibodeaux and Lawrence have had incredible individual success, the rest of the unit hasn't shown up. This leads us to suspect that Schoen could potentially be in the market for another top tier pass-rusher this offseason with the limited cap space the team has.

While the Giants are likely going to have a little more than $20 million in cap space after the draft and some contract changes, they may still have the flexibility to bring someone in. Some of the potential options this offseason include Danielle Hunter, Josh Allen, and Brian Burns. All of these players will bring hefty price tags, but if the Giants want to really build up this pass-rush, it may be a price worth paying.