Following the NY Giants' tough 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday Night Football, it is rather clear that the team could use help on either side of the ball. While a good bit of the Giants' lack of success so far can be traced back to coaching, it certainly wouldn't hurt to add some talent.
At the time of this writing, these four players remain unsigned by teams. However, we think that it would be in Joe Schoen's best interest to give them a chance with the G-Men. They may not fix all of the team's issues, but signing them could go a long way in helping push New York closer to the playoffs:
4. EDGE Robert Quinn
Arguably the biggest issue with the Giants' defense this season has been their pass-rush, or lack thereof. You see, through three games, New York has racked up just two sacks and 42 pressures. Amongst all teams, the Giants sack total ranks 29th, which, when you consider how much Schoen has invested in the guys up front, is embarrassing.
Now, Robert Quinn may be past his prime, but in an aggressive Wink Martindale defensive system, we think he could potentially rejuvenate his career. At the very least, he'd provide some necessary edge depth while Azeez Ojulari recovers from his hamstring injury.
It was just two seasons ago when Quinn had himself an absurd 49 tackle, 18.5 sack season for the Chicago Bears. While he is likely never going to reach that level of output again, it still goes to show that he could be a very fine depth piece for the Giants. At this point, Jihad Ward and Oshane Ximines are not cutting it as Ojulari and Kayvon Thibdoeaux's backups, so bringing in a guy like Quinn may be necessary.
He may not have much left in his bag outside of rushing the passer, but the Giants wouldn't need him to do anything more than just that. Hopefully, Schoen addresses the team's pass-rush issue in one way or another. For now, though, we believe Quinn could be a great option to improve this glaring issue.