NY Giants trading for Broncos OT would make too much sense for both sides

Denver is in sell mode. The Giants can take advantage and improve the OL
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The Denver Broncos appear to be in sell mode heading into free agency. The NY Giants should be looking to take advantage. The Broncos have already released Russell Wilson and Justin Simmons. They also traded Jerry Jeudy to the Cleveland Browns over the weekend.

Jeudy had been linked to trade rumors involving the Giants going back to the 2022 trade deadline. With Denver appearing to be in a fire sale mode, the Giants should be inquiring about another one of Denver’s veteran players in offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey.

The NY Giants should pursue RT Mike McGlinchey in a trade

McGlinchey is fresh off the first year of a five-year, $87.5 million deal he signed with Denver last free agency - it's also a deal the Broncos just restructured to create cap space. Denver, though, is clearly looking to go in a different direction and possibly go into a rebuild mode after their most recent moves, so them looking to shed McGlinchey’s deal wouldn’t be out of the picture. On top of it, McGlinchey’s cap number for the 2024 season is $7.4 million, so the Giants, who have around $38.2 million in current cap space, can easily fit McGlinchey into their salary cap plans.

The Giants saw completely atrocious offensive line play in 2023 and especially from the right tackle spot, as Evan Neal took a massive step backwards from his rookie season before being lost for the season with an ankle injury. Tyre Phillips played the rest of the year at right tackle before he went down with a torn quad injury before the end of 2023.

The right tackle spot has been one the Giants should look to improve, whether it be in free agency or the NFL Draft. Looking into trading for McGlinchey would improve the offensive line and bolster the right tackle position, as McGlinchey is a proven veteran who would be better than Neal and Phillips combined.

Of course, it’s a matter of if Denver is willing to part with McGlinchey, especially after just restructuring his deal. However, given Denver’s current status with looking to sell off and shedding veteran players and their salaries, McGlinchey is definitely someone who could be an attractive trade chip to a team in need of offensive line help. This of course includes the G-Men.

If nothing else, a phone call from Joe Schoen to George Paton to see if he wants to make a trade and see what the price tag is for one of his veteran players can’t hurt. Schoen is going to have to get creative to improve the line, and we'd sure love this move.