5 NY Giants players who should stick around in 2024

Tough decisions are on the way for Joe Schoen in free agency

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3. LB Isaiah Simmons

Giants fans rejoiced last offseason when they got the news the front office made a trade for Isaiah Simmons. In his lone season with the G-Men, Simmons showed enough flashes to potentially be a defensive mainstay on this team.

He made plays all over the field with 50 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and even one interception. The Giants have the potential to lose a lot of linebackers to other teams, but Simmons can't be one of them. He simply brings too much to the table. He already plays linebacker at a solid level, but he even wants to give safety a try.

From what we've seen in the season sample size, he has the capability to cover receivers. He may not earn a safety spot long term, but he could potentially fill the nickel position with Darnay Holmes being a question mark to return. You could argue Simmons hasn't lived up to the spot he was drafted, but there is no argument he shouldn't return to New York. He's quite versatile, which new DC Shane Bowen needs.