The NFL offseason is approaching and many fans are beginning to wonder what an ideal offseason would look like for the New York Giants.
With the Super Bowl this week, the NFL offseason is quickly approaching and the New York Giants have some tough decisions to make with their current roster. Dave Gettleman has been given at least one more year from Giants ownership to turn this team around. Here is the ideal offseason that will address the needs for the Giants
Release Nate Solder, Kevin Zeitler, Spencer Pulley, and Golden Tate
These four players have the biggest cap hit and cutting all four of them can give the Giants much-needed flexibility to add players to their roster to address their needs. Solder and Tate haven’t worked out on the team and Zeitler has a big contract as well. Pulley can save them money as the Giants just signed Johnathan Harrison to a future contract that could pave the way for Pulley’s release.
Re-sign Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson
This is a no brainer as Williams and Tomlinson established this Giants defense as a top 10 defense in the league. Williams playing on a franchise tag boosted his stock heavily with the year he had for this team. Tomlinson is more of an unsung hero on this defense who doesn’t get much praise for the job he does. Tomlinson would be much cheaper to resign than Williams, but both need to be back in the Giant’s blue for the foreseeable future.
Sign Jayon Brown and Matt Judon
The Giants linebacker corps has been the main weakness on the team for years. Blake Martinez has solidified himself as the starting middle linebacker for the defense, but they need outside linebackers. With Lorenzo Carter’s health a big question mark, this paves the way for Jayon Brown and Judon. Shaq Barrett would be the perfect signing, but with the Buccaneer’s recent success, he’s become a staple on that defense and it would take a lot for him to leave that team. Brown and Judon would be two players who would improve the linebacker corps and the defense. Judon adds to the pass rush and Brown has been an underrated player on the Titans. Judon had six sacks this year and Brown had 76 tackles in 10 games before going down with an injury. Otherwise, Judon and Brown would upgrade the defense heavily for next season.
Sign Curtis Samuel, Draft Jaylen Waddle with the 11th pick; Package Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram in a trade for a first-round pick to draft Kyle Pitts
It would be any Giants fan’s dream for DeVonta Smith to fall to the Giants at 11, but for now, Waddle looks like the option at 11 barring any draft-night trades. Waddle has electric speed and all the tools to make a wide receiver in the NFL. Waddle didn’t get to showcase his full potential with his injuries, but his upside is tremendous. With Samuel, who was another draft pick of Gettleman at Carolina and with Gettleman’s recent success of signing James Bradberry IV from Carolina who he drafted as well, Samuel could very well have the same success as Bradberry IV.
Samuel, Waddle, and Slayton as Daniel Jones wide receivers, will have plenty of talent for him to throw too. With Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, the Giants would hope to get a first-round pick. This would give the Giants an extra pick to draft a position of need. Engram’s time has not worked out and the New York Giants did discuss him in trades at this season’s trade deadline. With a tight end open now with Engram gone, Pitts would be the perfect fit on this team to give Jones another weapon to throw to.