Joe Schoen really is a magician for the NY Giants. Fans continue to be hyped up over the news this week that the Big Blue defense was able to bring in former first-round pick Isaiah Simmons, who could play a hybrid linebacker/safety role for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.
This move came from out of nowhere, as not a lot of NY supporters were expecting this to happen so close to Week 1 getting here. Now, Simmons will be ready to make an impact for this team, and he'll be doing so on quite the contract for the front office.
According to Giants insider Art Stapleton, the G-Men will only be paying Simmons a little over $1 million this year, with the Cards taking on a good chunk of his cap hit. Come on, that's pure gold for the Giants.
Isaiah Simmons to the Giants could prove to be the steal of the summer
This feels like a win-win all around for the Giants and Schoen. They've landed a young man with a tremendous amount of potential and it's not even making that big of a dent into the team's finances. How in the world was Schoen able to pull this off?
Head man Brian Daboll wasn't ready to commit to where Simmons will play in 2023, but a lot of fans are hoping he can man the starting inside linebacker spot next to Bobby Okereke. Those two in the middle - with the Giants featuring Jaylon Smith and Tae Crowder at times last year - would be fantastic to see.
Simmons is yet another name on the incredible list of additions for Schoen and NY this offseason too. To think that the Giants only had to give up a third-round pick and a seventh-rounder to land Darren Waller AND Simmons is incredible. Kudos to Schoen for working his magic once again.