Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles are letting nine-time Pro Bowl, two-time All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters enter free agency.
March 5, 2020
Yes, the New York Giants need offensive tackle help. Yes, it was reported Wednesday that the Giants will let 2019 starting right tackle Mike Remmers enter free agency. Yes, Peters at 38 is still a far superior left tackle than Nate Solder of the Giants.
But, no, the Giants should not entertain the idea of signing Peters.
Bleeding Green Nation says the Eagles need to “turn the page” on Peters and let second-year man Andre Dillard take over at left tackle.
It simply makes no sense for the Giants to open their checkbook for Peters.
First, the Giants can’t cut Solder. That would add $13 million in dead cap money for 2020, undoing a lot of the work they have done to clear cap space the past two years and taking money out of their free agent pool.
Second, I know Solder is willing to play right tackle, but can he? Why would the Giants put him there in this circumstance.
In my view there is one and only one free agent tackle the Giants should be focused on. That’s Jack Conklin of the Tennessee Titans. If they don’t want to meet Conklin’s price tag they can and should just turn to a draft that is top-heavy in quality tackles.
Aim to build a future, not to stop-gap for a year.
For me, it’s a pass on Peters.
Your thoughts, Giants fans?