Good morning, New York Giants fans!
NFL free agency is here!
The 2023 NFL free agency negotiating window begins on Monday, with teams actually able to sign players beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 15. The Giants made a move on Sunday, reportedly re-signing veteran wide Sterling Shepard.
We will also have a free agency news and rumors tracker posting this morning, and you can also check out the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast for the free agency preview with Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.
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We have talked about this ourselves, but Paul Schwartz of the NY Post details that the Giants are in better financial shape entering free agency than they were a year ago.
Jordan Ranaan believes inside linebacker and wide receiver will be priorities for the Giants in free agency.
There are lots of nuggets in here that should pique the interest of Giants’ fans.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz to the Giants? Wouldn’t that be fun?
NFL free agency 2023: Who are Giants’ best inside linebacker options? Bills’ Tremaine Edmunds? Eagles’ T.J. Edwards? - nj.com
Who will the Giants target in free agency?
The interesting name for Giants’ fans is Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki.
The deal I’d offer: Five years, $60 million ($28.5 million guaranteed)
Free agency and the upcoming draft are loaded with tight ends, but I think Gesicki brings rare value. In Miami’s new scheme under coach Mike McDaniel, Gesicki dipped from 73 receptions on 110 targets in 2021 to just 32 catches on 53 targets last season. He averaged a target on over 21% of his routes in both 2020 and 2021, but barely broke 15% in 2022. So he strikes me as someone who needs a change of scenery, especially since he is only 27 years old. Gesicki still scored five times last season, and he’s a clear mismatch for defenses at 6-6 and 247 pounds. That shows up in the red zone.
If I were running a team with a young developing quarterback — consider the Chicago Bears — this is a no-brainer. I expect he’d come in around $12 million per season, which is in line with Hunter Henry’s deal in New England. That could end up great value, given his upside, traits and age.
I’ll quickly toss out another tight end that I’d kick the tires on: Dalton Schultz. He’ll get more attention and ultimately earn more money, though, likely checking in around $14 million per season.
Giants could benefit from some veteran free agents that still have something left in the tank - nj.com
Could any of these players be fits for the Giants?
2023 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Impact Felt From Bears-Panthers Trade, an Aaron Rodgers Trade, and a Lamar Jackson Signing
Here is how this mock worked out for the Giants:
Round 1 (No. 25) — Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
Round 2 (No. 57) — Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
Round 3 (No. 89) — Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia
Round 3 (No. 100) — Braeden Daniels, G, Utah
Round 4 (No. 128) — Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State
Round 5 (No. 160) — Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern
Round 5 (No. 172) — Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah
Round 6 (No. 209) — Jason Taylor II, S, Oklahoma State
Round 7 (No. 240) — Jadakis Bonds, WR, Hampton
Round 7 (No. 243) — Chris Murray, C, Oklahoma
Round 7 (No. 254) — Caleb Murphy, Edge, Ferris State
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