NY Giants face one of the worst NFL salary cap situations in 2022
As this offseason begins, the NY Giants are currently facing one of the worst salary cap situations of any team in the NFL.
The NY Giants have spent the last few months restructuring the contracts of several veteran players, and for good reason.
As well as likely entering this offseason potentially needing to replace up to four starting offensive linemen, reinforcing a disappointing passing rush and perhaps looking for help from the linebacker and the linebacker. tight end, the Giants have limited resources to invest in building the roster through free agency.
If the NFL season ended today, the NY Giants would face the league’s third worst salary cap situation. Currently, the NY Giants are expected to reach $ 8.895 million more the salary cap this offseason.
Currently, only the Green Bay Packers (negative – $ 29.995 million) and New Orleans Saints (negative – $ 51.531 million) have less spending flexibility than the NY Giants will have in 2022.
How can the NY Giants create more room for the salary cap during the offseason?
Luckily for the New York Giants, there is some flexibility in moving spending… or at least going under the NFL salary cap.
For example, if the Giants leave Nate Solder, the organization would create $ 14 million in cap space, while absorbing a dead money load of $ 4 million.
Plus, if the Giants are truly committed to Jones as a long-term solution to quarterback, they could sign him for an extension to lower his $ 8.365million cap reached in the final year of his deal. 2022 and move money into subsequent seasons when the cap is expected to rise significantly.
But, as it stands, the Giants have a lot of work to do to both create cap space and target bargain free agency players who can surpass their contracts to help reverse a series of seasons. disappointing.