Good morning, New York Giants fans!
TB • OLB • 58
Most recent team: Buccaneers
Market value (annual): $19.7 million
There’s still much to be figured out when it comes to Leonard Williams, but what the Giants already know is they can’t afford to lose more pass rush talent, and especially when they need to try and add someone to make their defensive line more robust. Enter Barrett, an absolute monster for the Buccaneers, who is coming off of a franchise tag and a Super Bowl win — now looking to cash in BIG in free agency and lacking another tag (given to receiver Chris Godwin). And while one of the keys to the success of Daniel Jones will be what happens on the offensive side of the ball, it’s the defense’s ability to prevent Jones from having to shoot it out with teams that will go a long way as well. Having logged a monstrous 27.5 sacks over his last two seasons, Barrett would be a defensive force not seen in a Giants uniform in a long time, and he’s worth every shilling they can figure out how to throw his way.
It would certainly be tough to find a Giants fan who wouldn’t be okay with Shaq Barrett joining the team, as CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker writes. Barrett’s star status after a breakout 2019 season was solidified after another good 2020 season. With the free agent tag in Tampa going (justifiably) to wideout Chris Godwin, Barrett may end up in another city who’s willing to pay a premium for the prime years of one of the league’s most feared edge rushers. With the Giants lack of cap wiggle room, however, tough decisions would need to be made by Dave Gettleman and the front office to make it work. What do you think, Giants fans?
That being said, NY Daily News writer Pat Leonard gives his insight into why he believes the Giants should stay AWAY from big-money moves like signing Barrett.
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