Giants took a risk with Adoree Jackson signing
The New York Giants have spent quite a bit of money in free agency this offseason and executives from around the NFL are up in arms to say the least.
“The Adoree’ Jackson deal was inexcusable,” one executive said, via Mike Sando of The Athletic . “And then they went and jeopardized their future cap by converting guys to get all these deals done. The potential for disaster is high.”
“What they paid was ridiculous to me, but who they got wasn’t a problem,” said the same executive. “They had trouble getting receivers to go there, so the Golladay deal is kind of what happens. I don’t know how they got Adoree’ Jackson to $13 million. Adoree’ is talented, but has been hurt a lot.”
I can’t lie, this guy has a point. But I think the Giants felt like they had to pay more for both Golladay and Jackson because they’re not a prime landing spot right now after missing the playoffs for so many years in a row.
And let’s be honest, guys are not clamoring to sign with the Giants the way they would be to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Going into free agency, the cap was lower and a lot of teams did not have much ammo,” said another executive, via Sando. “The longer you waited, the bigger the bargains were going to be. Adoree’ Jackson was late in the process. He should have been a bargain, and he wasn’t. That was questionable.”
The Giants definitely could have waited, but by paying a little more they ensured that they would upgrade both the receiver and cornerback positions. I can’t say I blame them.
Now, could the Giants end up with some cap issues later on with all of the maneuvering that they did? Sure, but the cap is also expected to increase quite a bit over the next few years.
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