According to spotrac.com, the NY Giants are set to have a little over $38 million in cap space in the coming offseason. With plenty of holes to fill and players to replace, Joe Schoen is going to have his hands full in terms of trying to acquire talent.
The Giants have a ton of problems to solve and with limited cap space, they're going to have to get creative with how they spend their money. These five free agents will not only help some of New York's biggest problems, but some of them won't break the bank as well.
5. OT Trent Brown
Based on his poor play and inability to remain healthy, it's very possible that the Giants look to move on from Evan Neal this offseason. If this is the case, then there may not be a better option in free agency than Patriots tackle Trent Brown. Some may be hesitant since he plays on the left side, but remember that Brown has played right tackle in six out of the nine seasons he's been in the league.
This season, Brown has allowed just 17 pressures and three sacks through 579 pass-blocking snaps. Yes, he has missed some games this season, but if he can remain healthy for the Giants, which he likely will, it would be a worthy investment.
Brown is just 30 years old, so if the Giants can sign him to a three or four-year deal, they can take advantage of the remaining years of his prime. This would finally give whatever QB the team starts next season the support they need in the trenches. Alongside this, signing Brown likely wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
In 2022, Brown signed a two-year extension with the Patriots worth around $6.5 million a season. For a player of his caliber, this is nothing. Maybe he'll want more on his next contract, but Brown would be worth paying extra for. Not only would Brown be an instant improvement at tackle, but adding him would go a long way in helping the offense overall.