NFL insider thinks the Giants will sign a stud pass-rush partner for Kayvon Thibodeaux

Joe Schoen signing the sandout pass-rusher would be huge for the NY defense

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As soon as free agency opens up, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is going to have to be aggressive to improve this team on both sides of the ball. On defense, there needs to be some consistency for the pass-rush moving forward - it was way too inconsistent during the 6-11 season.

Azeez Ojulari is oozing with potential, but the injury issues for him over the past two campaigns have been a nightmare for this team. With that said, fans would love to see a big name arrive this offseason to partner up with former No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux on the outside.

As part of a new piece for ESPN, analyst Aaron Schatz has the G-Men making a big splash at the position, signing Jets standout Bryce Huff. Would fans be all for Schoen giving Huff a major payday to have him suit up for Big Blue?

The Giants signing Bryce Huff to a big deal would be a great move for Joe Schoen

"The Giants will make a splash with a surprisingly big free agent contract for edge rusher Bryce Huff, currently of the crosstown Jets. Huff has started only seven games in his career but is a bit of a secret star with a 23.5% career pass rush win rate."

ESPN's Aaron Schatz

There's still a good chance the Jets keep Huff with Gang Green, but if they don't give him the kind of money he wants in free agency, then perhaps it will open the door for the G-Men to steal him from their crosstown rivals. Huff was a force for the talented Jets defense in 2023.

This past campaign, the 6-3, 255-pounder posted 29 total tackles and a career-high 10 sacks. In the previous three seasons, Huff combined for 7.5 sacks, so there's no question that he had a breakout year in '23. What will he be able to get done for an encore in '24?

It's up in the air where the playmaker will be suiting up, but he's going to have a lot of eyes on him during free agency. Again, the Jets could end up re-signing him, but if nothing happens there and Huff is a fan of New Jersey, then look for the Giants to be players in getting something done. Pairing him with Thibodeaux would provide plenty of issues for opposing linemen in the NFC East.