The Giants have options
With NFL free agency beginning this coming Wednesday March 17th, the New York Giants need to figure out who they’re going to sign to improve their roster.
With the Giants not having a lot of cap space, I figure they will likely only be able to snag one big free agent this offseason. With that being said, below I’ve listed the top three free agents that I could see them signing.
Bud Dupree would be a great signing for the Giants, if he can stay healthy after suffering a torn ACL this past season. The question is, are the Giants willing to pay him around $18 million a season with he concerns over his health?
If the Giants want to add an edge rusher with less risk than Dupree, Shaq Barrett would be a better choice, but he will also cost more. Unlike Dupree, New York would likely have to pay Barrett around $22 million a year.
This past season Barrett recorded 8 sacks and in 2019 he had 19.5 sacks, so he might be worth it.
Aside from an edge rusher, the Giants also really need a number one receiver and that’s where Kenny Golladay comes into play.
The reason I would hesitate signing Golladay over Barrett, Dupree or any other free agent edge rusher is that New York can grab a top receiver in the draft because the 2021 class is so deep with pass catchers.
If I had to make a guess right now, I think the Giants will sign an edge rusher in free agency and I think that would be the best move for them. But they may not be able to get Barrett or Dupree and may have to settle for guys like Jadeveon Clowney or Yannick Ngakoue.
I posted a Twitter poll on Friday and it looks like Giants’ fans want their team to sign Golladay. Check out the poll and cast your vote.
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