Giants know aggressive offseason could make next year challenging cap-wise

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The Giants have made the playoffs once since winning Super Bowl XLVI and they’ve gone 18-46 over the last four seasons, so it was little surprise to hear co-owner John Mara say recently that he’s getting impatient for the team to put up better results.

That impatience played out in free agency. The team usually avoids contract restructures that push cap hits down the road, but they did several of them as they moved to sign wide receiver Kenny Golladay, cornerback Adoree' Jackson, and tight end Kyle Rudolph as free agents under a shrinking salary cap.

Defensive lineman Leonard Williams also re-signed on a long-term deal and assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams admitted on Tuesday that it was “uncommon” for the team to be so aggressive. Abrams suggested that 2022 could be a more difficult landscape to navigate as a result of the moves.

“I’m more optimistic that nothing that we’ve done last year or this year puts us in any kind of precarious position,” Abrams said, via the team’s website. “Next year could be a little bit of a challenge, we’ll see. It’s going to depend on science and state legislatures and fans in stands and a lot of other variables and we’ll see where it goes. I don’t think we’re in a bad spot cap-wise, but next year could be a little more challenging than probably the years after that.”

If the Giants can shake off the losing stench they’ve had for the last four years, it will make it a lot easier to stomach any bills that come due next offseason. If they can’t, it’s hard to believe the changes will be minor ones around the organization.

7 responses to “Giants know aggressive offseason could make next year challenging cap-wise

  1. Here comes the Giants hate..
    Fans from the teams below, fire away, but only the Pats have a more recent championship.
    Everyone else should stay quiet…

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    New England Patriots
    San Francisco 49ers
    Dallas Cowboys

  2. All the chips got pushed into the middle of the table. If they lose this hand there will be new players running the show down the road. That’s the way it should be.

  3. The Getty hate makes me laugh.
    He hired the right coach.
    He strategically spent when the cap was down.
    He’s giving his QB a chance to take the next step.
    I’m looking forward to this year.

  4. “The Getty hate makes me laugh.
    He hired the right coach.
    He strategically spent when the cap was down.
    He’s giving his QB a chance to take the next step.
    I’m looking forward to this year.”

    He was hated in Carolina. After this year he will be hated in NY.

  5. The whole NFC East is upheaved and every team stunk last year. The Giants have as much chance as any of the other teams in winning the division — which isn’t saying much. This season will tell the tale on Jones. Ironically, the Giants seem to come to life every few years when things are looking hopeless and surprise everybody, only to go back to being mediocre the next few seasons. Total opposite from the annual hype that usually surrounds Dallas before they collapse midseason or whiff in the playoffs.

  6. “Getty” will be on to another team next year, meanwhile the giants will be salary cap hell for the next several years thanks to him. good luck!

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