After a 6-11 season for the New York Giants, general manager Joe Schoen needs to nail things this offseason - yeah, that's a given. While a lot of focus is on the NFL Draft, some crucial decisions are on the way in free agency.
The G-Men were in the same boat last offseason, as Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley were set to hit the market if deals weren't struck. Jones eventually received a four-year extension and Barkley was tagged. Heading into this offseason, there's still uncertainty on some key players. Here are three Giants who won't be back with the team next season and two who likely will be back:
5. Gone: CB Adoree' Jackson
The Giants' CB1 for the last few seasons, Adoree' Jackson heads back to free agency for the first time since 2021. Since signing a three-year, $39 million deal during that offseason, Jackson has held down his side of the field for the most part up until this year.
In three seasons with the Giants, Jackson appeared in 36 games and totaled 176 tackles, 23 pass breakups, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. In 2023, things didn't go as smooth as they could've for Jackson. Aside from his pick-six on Christmas Day against the Eagles, his season was filled with blown coverages and simply getting beat.
Jackson allowed a 65.9 percent completion rate when targeted, the third highest of his career. He also allowed a 95.5 passer rating when thrown at, the second highest of his career. The Giants made it clear they had no intention of bringing Jackson back past the 2023 season after deciding not to restructure his deal last offseason.
Jackson's 28 going on 29 years old and with a new defensive staff coming in soon, the Giants are likely going to look elsewhere for veteran help for the cornerbacks room.