With the beginning of the NFL’s legal tampering period, free agency is officially underway. This means that teams such as the New York Giants can begin to make moves. General Manager Dave Gettleman will look to assemble a more competitive roster. Despite a somewhat promising 6-10 season, the Giants must look to compete and fast. Although their roster is young now, it will be hard to retain their stars. Gettleman should target several players this offseason to combat this.
The most obvious signing that the G-Men should make is former Lions wideout, Kenny Golladay. The 2019 NFL Touchdown leader, Golladay will become a much-needed explosive threat on the outside for the Giants. He will not only give Daniel Jones someone to throw to but will also take the pressure off other skill players such as Saquon Barkley or Sterling Shepard. In addition, Golladay is most known for his abilities as a deep threat, which compliment’s Jones’s prolific deep accuracy. The Giants should do whatever they can to sign Golladay, as he will be a great fit for them.
The Giants are not expected to offer many other free agents big contracts other than Golladay. However, they still need to address their needs. One way they can accomplish this is by signing edge rushers for smaller contracts. Some good fits would be Carl Lawson, Bud Dupree, and Hassan Reddick.
Dupree would be a stellar signing for the Giants. A leader on Pittsburg’s defense, he would prove to be an instant spark plug for Big Blue, hopefully increasing their sack totals greatly. Hassan Reddick is also someone Giants fans should look out for. As a native of New Jersey, he seems to be an easy signing for the Giants. He would fill a need on defense and would not cost too much, meaning he would be a perfect fit.
With this being said, Giants fans should not necessarily look forward to a splashy offseason, but rather a solid one focused on improving the team’s core.