The New York Giants have a lot of cap room and a lot of needs, but these five players could make a big difference in helping build a contender.
It is really hard to be consistently bad when you pick frequently at the top of the draft, but the New York Giants have made an art form of it lately. Despite adding some serious talent in the form of Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, and company in recent years, the Giants haven’t sniffed the playoffs since 2016.
There is a new sheriff in town, however, as former Patriots’ special team coordinator Joe Judge is taking over for Pat Shurmur as the Giants’ head coach. Judge won the press conference with his approach to the game, but he needs more talented players to win on the field.
The good news for Judge is that the Giants have $61 million in salary cap room right now, and they have the ability to easily create another $20 million or so with cuts and restructures. Here are the five top options for the Giants to spend their hard earned cash on, beginning with free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
5. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
The Giants opted to go short term at the free safety spot last year, adding veteran Antoine Bethea on a one-year deal. Bethea served his purpose as a leader and steadying force in the secondary, but he doesn’t fit on a rebuilding team long-term.
Julian Love, the Giants’ 2019 fourth rounder out of Notre Dame, could fill that role eventually but he has developing to do. The Giants could do worse than signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a short-term deal, giving the secondary a boost and bolstering the unit’s depth in the process.