Nate Solder is ready to help the Giants
With New York Giants’ offensive lineman Nate Solder sitting out the 2020 due to being high risk when it comes to getting COVID-19, he made it clear that he missed the game of football but also wasn’t sure if he would come back in 2021.
Now it sounds like Solder is in fact ready to play next season. At least he told Jordan Raanan of ESPN that he plans on playing even though he hasn’t informed the Giants yet.
Even if Solder wants to play the Giants may want to think about trying to restructure his contract and if they can’t do that, then possibly releasing him. He’s scheduled to make a whopping $10 million in 2021 and his cap number will be $16 million for the season. Releasing him to free up some much needed money to improve their roster via free agency.
With Solder being 32 years-old and not playing at the level the Giants had hoped when they signed him a few years ago, he needs to either take a pay cut or he might be looking for a new team.
If the Giants do keep Solder, he may have to battle it out with Matt Peart for the right tackle job this coming summer.