5 moves the NY Giants can now make with their increased salary cap

Joe Schoen has a lot of options heading into free agency

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4. Sign OG Mike Onwenu

The Giants desperately need to upgrade the offensive line. Many expect them to do it through the draft, but with the extra cap space, the Giants can afford to shop for the top free agent lineman.

Mike Onwenu would instantly give the Giants an immediate boost to an offensive line that surrendered 85 sacks in 2023 amongst three different quarterbacks. If the Giants are going to have Daniel Jones be the Week 1 starter or if the Giants decide to draft a quarterback and have them take over for Jones, the line has to be fixed.

Onwenu is considered one of, if not, the premier guards on the market and putting him at right guard seems like a good fit. The Giants had Mark Glowinski start the season there, but eventually he was removed and Ben Bredeson played there for the remainder of the season.

Spotrac had Onwenu’s value at $13.6 million per season, while Pro Football Focus had him getting a possible four-year, $58 million deal in free agency. Before the salary cap spike, some figured that the Giants could get priced out if they get into a bidding war with teams. But with the spike, that isn’t the case.