4 salary cap decisions the Giants will have to make in 2024

With free agency and the draft around the corner, the Giants need to do these things to save money

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3. Restructure Andrew Thomas' contract

While Joe Schoen isn't a fan of restructuring contracts due to pushing more money to future years, this one is worth doing. Thomas is a cornerstone of the franchise and was rewarded with a hefty five-year, $117.5 million contract before the beginning of last season.

Thomas' 2023 campaign got off to a horrible start. After what seemed to be a promising first drive against the Cowboys in Week 1, Thomas committed a false start on 3rd and 2 at the Dallas eight yard line, leading to a bad snap from rookie John Michael Schmitz and eventually a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown. Thomas hurt his hamstring chasing down the blocked field goal and somehow remained in the game.

He'd miss the next seven weeks, appearing in only 10 games for the whole season. When on the field and still clearly injured, Thomas still produced at a high level. He allowed four sacks and two penalties in 576 offensive snaps, which isn't great.

All things considered, the Giants have nothing to worry about in terms of their star left tackle. A year plagued by injuries shouldn't mask the fact that Thomas is one of the top tackles in the league. Restructuring Thomas' deal will save approximately $14 million in cap space, a good amount for the Giants to work with heading into free agency.