NY Giants would be crazy not to pursue these 5 free agents

The Giants would be well-served in their aggressive pursuit of these game-changers in free agency
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As the New York Giants gear up for what looks to be an action-packed offseason, there is no shortage of pressure on the shoulders of Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll. The Giants will look to make splashy acquisitions on both sides of the ball as they continue in their fight to return back to the playoffs.

With around $20 million in cap space before any cuts, contract restructures, and trades, the Giants will undoubtedly have the chance to upgrade the roster drastically. Here are five players the G-Men should pursue in free agency heading into the 2024 season:

5. Mike Evans

Since entering the league in 2014, no player has optimized consistency like Mike Evans. Fresh off another season of over 1,000 receiving yards, his 10th consecutive season clearing that threshold, it's clear Evans has plenty left in the tank. With contract negotiations apparently stalling with Tampa Bay, Evans could be looking for a new home in 2024.

Evans is a perfect example of what a proper No. 1 receiver can do for a young and developing quarterback. Baker Mayfield, who was battling with Kyle Trask for the starting QB spot less than a year ago, used Evans' ridiculous combination of frame and speed en route to a career year. Mayfield recorded career highs in nearly all significant statistics in his first year in Tampa Bay. Evans makes a quarterback's life easier, and he is as lethal of a red-zone threat as any wide receiver in the NFL.

Despite Evans' incredible resume, which will land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day, he comes with his fair share of risk. Carrying a projected market value of nearly $24 million annually and entering his age-31 season, Evans is in the stage of his career where wide receivers often see a steep decline in their production. While Evans certainly can be an anomaly to this trend, is it worth the risk on behalf of the Giants?

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