NY Giants grades for biggest free agency moves including the Brian Burns trade

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Signing offensive guard Jon Runyan Jr.

Immediately after Barkely revealed he was headed to the Eagles, the Giants bolstered their offensive line with Jon Runyan Jr., formerly of the Green Bay Packers. While Runyan leaves a little to be desired in the run game, his pass-blocking numbers have been solid throughout his career, above-average in the league, actually. That’s where the Giants have struggled more than anything over the last couple of seasons, so that’s a solid addition for their offensive line.

If we’re being honest, the Giants guard play along their offensive line has been nothing short of terrible, featuring a revolving door of below-average players. Runyan gives the Giants a chance to correct that, and his price tag wasn’t exactly steep, considering he came from the free agent world. Runyan is getting a three-year deal from the Giants for $30 million, with $17 million guaranteed.

Whether it’s Daniel Jones, a different veteran quarterback or a rookie from the 2024 NFL Draft, they’ll be happy to have Runyan protecting them along the offensive line. It was the Giants biggest need entering free agency, and Schoen did a solid job addressing it with his first move of the frenzy. 

Grade: B+