Levine Toilolo will be back in 2021
One player in particular that was possibly on the chopping block was New York Giants’ back-up tight end Levine Toilolo. Instead of releasing him, he has agreed to restructure his contract.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Twitter.
Toilolo was supposed to make $2.95 million in 2021. It will be interesting to see what his new salary is for the upcoming season. With the fact that he is strictly a blocking tight end that honestly isn’t great at his job, paying him almost $3 million didn’t make sense.
Instead of hitting the open market and possibly not being able to find a new team, Toilolo opted to redo his contract, which is a smart move on his end.
Unless the Giants replace current starting tight end Evan Engram this offseason and trade or release him, it looks like their tight ends will all be back with Toilolo, Engram and Kaden Smith.
It will be interesting to see whether or not New York use their 11th overall pick on Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, if they’re unable to get one of the top three receivers in the draft. If they do acquire him, Engram could be on the way out.
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