5 significant questions for the NY Giants offensive line this season

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3. Can Mark Glowinski improve his production?

Due to Dave Gettleman leaving Joe Schoen an absolute mess to work with as far as the salary cap went in Schoen’s first season as the Giants general manager, he didn’t have a lot to work with. But one of the moves Schoen made early on last season in free agency was the signing of Mark Glowinski to a three-year, $18.3 million deal.

Health wise, Glowinski held up, as he was on the field for 16 games and played all of them at right guard. His play though, varied at times. He allowed five total sacks with 22 hurries and four quarterback hits in 2022.

Some fans even wanted Glowinski cut in the offseason to make way for the younger lineman on the team like McKethan and Ezeudu, but because of the $8.65 million cap hit on Glowinski, his release was not happening.

But what the Giants will need from Glowinski is a bit of an improvement, especially in the pass blocking part of his game that was graded out as his weakest skill, whereas his run-blocking was decent enough to keep his job and have him penciled in to be the Giants right guard when training camp hits and in all likely, when Week 1 is here.

But can Glowinski be good enough to where the Giants don’t cut him after 2023? His release would save $5.7 million with only a $1.5 million dead cap hit, so if Glowinski wants to see that third season on his deal, he’ll need to be better than what we saw in 2022.