Nate Solder has been really bad
Three years later and it’s obvious that when the New York Giants signed offensive tackle Nate Solder as a free agent in 2018, it was a mistake.
So Dan Duggan of The Athletic has come out and stated that Solder is the worst free agent signing by the Giants over the past 10 years.
Wide receiver Golden Tate made a strong case for this “honor,” with a four-game PED suspension and a benching for selfish behavior in two seasons after signing a four-year, $37.5 million contract in 2019. But it’s impossible to top the Solder disappointment considering the Giants made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL when they gave him a four-year, $62 million contract. Solder wasn’t very good in 2018 and then was abysmal in 2019. He opted out last season and now is back after taking a steep pay cut to just $3 million to serve as a swing tackle. Solder has been the poster boy for the Giants’ prolonged offensive line woes.
I think the Giants definitely got more out of Tate than they have Solder. And it’s not even about Solder opting out in 2020. He’s really been a free agent bust and hasn’t helped New York’s offensive line the way they expected him two when he made the move from New England to the Big Apple.
‘m not sure how much the Giants are going to get out of Solder who is about to turn 33 years-old within the next week. But at least they were able to get him to restructure his contract and lower his 2021 salary to $3 million. He will also become a free agent after the upcoming season.
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