Nate Solder hasn’t lived up to expectations
I think it’s safe to say that production wise, New York Giants’ offensive tackle Nate Solder hasn’t lived up to the contract he signed in 2018.
Ben Linsey of Pro Football Focus has looked over some of the biggest free agent signings over the past few years and has Solder as miss and not a hit for the Giants. Here’s what he wrote:
Things started well enough in Solder’s first year with New York. He finished that 2018 season with a 75.7 PFF grade that ranked 13th among 35 qualifying left tackles across the league.
Things have since started to deteriorate. Solder’s overall grade dropped down to 64.9 in 2019 when he allowed 10 more pressures (56) than any other left tackle in the league. He followed that up by opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and the risk it posed to his family.
I would imagine that Solder himself realizes he hasn’t been performing up to par which is why he’s willing to take a pay cut by re-working his contract. It was either that or get released.
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