The NY Giants are in need of a true No. 1 receiver this offseason, everyone can see that. Rumors will be swirling for a while about guys who could be ready to join new teams. Already, one of the main superstars being discussed is Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs. This isn't the first time either.
Last offseason, there was speculation that the G-Men and Joe Schoen could push to try and land him. After the Bills failed to bring home a Super Bowl once again this year, talks are in place that Diggs could want out. With that said, the Giants are entering Year 3 of the Schoen/Brian Daboll era and smart decisions looking at the future need to be made. This includes staying away from Diggs. In this piece, we take a look at three reasons why NY pursuing Diggs doesn't make any sense.
3. Stefon Diggs has a massive cap hit
One of the biggest reasons to stay away from Diggs is from a financial standpoint. While there's no denying that Diggs is one of the best WRs in the game, you've got to keep in mind that he has a cap hit of almost $28 million for next season. That's a huge chunk of change and something the Giants can't touch with a 10-foot pole.
Schoen loves cap flexibility, which has been seen with recent moves. He was a busy man last offseason, signing both Andrew Thomas and Dexter Lawrence to monster extensions. Schoen also traded for Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons, who made an impact on defense and special teams for the Giants. Fans would love him back. The same can be said for stars Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney, who are looking for extensions soon.
Elsewhere, will Tyrod Taylor be back, or will he look for opportunities elsewhere? In terms of other pending free agents, Adoree' Jackson, Matt Breida, A'Shawn Robinson, Darnay Holmes and others may not be back. Schoen will have plenty of guys he'll need to figure out deals for, which is why breaking the bank for Diggs would not be a wise call.