Joe Thuney would be an instant upgrade
Despite some young promising offensive lineman, the New York Giants should think about releasing veterans Nate Solder and Kevin Zeitler in order to save some room under the salary cap for 2021.
One player that could replace Zeitler is New England Patriots’ guard Joe Thuney who can also slide outside and play some tackle.
The 27 year-old Thuney has played a whopping 97 percent of the Patriots’ offensive snaps during his first five NFL seasons. What’s really impressive is that he’s only allowed two sacks over the course of 980 snaps.
If the price is right, signing Thuney would be an upgrade for the Giants at right tackle or right guard in place of either Zeitler or Solder. Also signing him would give Shane Lemieux more time to develop and put less pressure on him to perform at a high level so soon in his career.
Ultimately, the Giants would have to weight whether or not they want to invest in another free agent offensive lineman or move forward with the young core that they started molding in 2020. With New York having so many roster needs right now, adding a free agent like Thuney may not make sense this offseason.