Did the Giants overspend on Adoree Jackson?
Many people have of course been critical about the money that the New York Giants threw at both Kenny Golladay and Adoree Jackson in free agency this offseason.
Alex Kay of Bleacher Report posted an article stating every team’s worst signing of the offseason. When it comes to the Giants, he chose Adoree Jackson. Here’s a portion of what he wrote:
The New York Giants took a patient approach to free agency, but that doesn’t mean they avoided committing too much money to a player who has a high chance of disappointing.
The G-Men pounced on the chance to sign a talented young cornerback after the Tennessee Titans released Adoree’ Jackson but had to give up a decent chunk of change to get it done. He signed a three-year, $39 million deal to upgrade the cornerback spot across from Pro Bowler James Bradberry.
Big Blue is now paying a premium for a defensive back coming off a knee injury that cost him 13 games last season. One of the reported reasons for his release was Tennessee’s disappointment with his approach to the rehab process, which could be a cause for concern at his next stop.
Kay also went on to talk about how the Jackson signing is a gamble. Well news flash, free agency is always a gamble, which is why “dream teams” like the ones organizations like Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles have tried to build in the past through free agency never worked out.
The Giants are trying to get back to the playoffs as soon as possible and you can’t blame them. They’re also trying to finally get the right team around quarterback Daniel Jones because it’s really difficult to judge whether is a franchise quarterback with a bad team around him.
Could signing Jackson and Golladay backfire? Sure, but they’re trying and general manager Dave Gettleman is working his hardest to keep his job.
Want to write about the Giants? Contact us today!