3. Ben Bredeson
The offensive line of the Giants has had its ups and downs in 2023, mostly downs since they’ve been near the bottom of the league in 2023. Part of that has been Ben Bredeson, who to his own credit, has given the Giants flexibility and depth because he’s been able to play three different positions. But the issue is, he’s not the best player at any of them.
He started the season at left guard, but Justin Pugh has since taken over and he’s remained there because his experience is key, especially for a player who didn’t play at all in training camp and they brought in “straight off the couch.’
Bredeson also played at center when John Michael Schmitz went down for several weeks with a shoulder injury, but since then, Schmitz has returned and solidified that position. And then there is the current position Bredeson is at, right guard.
Mark Glowinski was playing extremely well at right guard until he was benched after the game against the New York Jets and has remained there, while Bredeson has struggled. In the last four games, Bredeson has allowed 15 pressures with three sacks. In the last three games Glowinski played, he had allowed just three pressures and one sack. On the season, Glowinski has allowed 18 total pressures, nine of which were in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. What does this say? Glowinski is better off playing right guard for the Giants and not Bredeson.