3 ways NY Giants’ Joe Schoen can take advantage of Bills’ salary cap drama

Joe Schoen can look at Brandon Beane’s roster and pluck a few Bills away

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The Buffalo Bills have a serious financial issue right now. The NY Giants might be able to help them with that. Heading into the 2024 offseason, the Bills, according to Over the Cap, are slated to start out with -$50 million in cap space, which means Brandon Beane has a lot of work to do moving forward.

Can he get some players to restructure their contracts? Will Beane have to make some tough salary cap cuts? Or, will Beane have to trade away some of his key players to get under the salary cap? If that’s the case, this is where the Giants can come into play, especially since Beane’s old assistant general manager and friend is Joe Schoen.

Now, before the Giants fan base and their imaginations start getting wild envisioning possible trades with Buffalo, Josh Allen won’t be involved in this. No matter how hard the anti-Daniel Jones brigade will want to trade him to Buffalo for Allen, it’s something Buffalo will never think about and they can’t afford to do. So, if you are thinking that, get the thought out of your head.

Now, if Buffalo is looking to sell off some players that can actually be traded, who could Schoen look to not only take off the Bills hands, but help the Giants roster needs for 2024? We take a look at three players in this piece:

3. OL Connor McGovern

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, “the Giants need offensive line help.” It’s practically been a saying most have uttered for the Giants heading into the offseason going back to even when Eli Manning was taking snaps under center. What better way to look at addressing the needs for the offense line who surrendered all of 12 sacks in 2023 and the offensive line that finished sixth in the entire NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.

Connor McGovern, who is signed through the 2025 season, has a cap number in 2024 of $7.9 million, so he’s affordable for the Giants cap space. McGovern also allowed just two sacks and 23 pressures in 17 games for Buffalo this past campaign.

McGovern could also be coached by newly hired offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo as opposed to Bobby Johnson, who Brian Daboll dismissed after two seasons working together. That alone could be enough to add potential veterans to the offensive line like McGovern and make it a sound improvement.