Free agency New York Giants provided a special time for Daniel Jones, Dave Gettleman | NFL News

Daniel Jones has a big year in New York - AP images

Daniel Jones has a big year in New York – AP images

‘Per source’, ‘according to sources’, ‘sources tell me’.

The New York strikers sent fans into a pre-emption as they provided ‘source-fed’ information that Kenny Golladay was coming to town to meet the Giants on the sidelines. first Thursday of free group. And then it all fell a little quiet.

He was the man they wanted and needed, the very wide receiver at No. 1 and a guru who was questioned with the ability to slow in well and the ‘meh’. going from a young quarterback facing a definite year. This was the ‘all in’ signature for an offense that had just been 31st overall.

Old school personal encounters and momentary radio silence added well to the theaters. Did Dave Gettleman tie Golladay to a chair and lock the doors? Did Joe Judge make him run a lap to see if he was ‘culturally appropriate’?

In reality, the latter is not entirely wrong. Golladay may not have been breaking a sweat, but the Giants wanted to make sure he was ready to buy into the unified spy judge who was in charge of the locker room. The response was, and after meetings between the two parties continued into Friday night it was announced the next day that the former Detroit Lions broadcaster had agreed to a four-year, $ 72m deal. Ka-ching.

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Kenny Golladay, WR Four-year contract, $ 72m
Adoree ‘Jackson, CB Three-year contract, $ 39m
Caol Rudolph, TE Two years, $ 12m contract
John Ross, WR One-year, $ 2.25m contract
Booker Devontae, RB Two years, $ 5.5m contract
Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE One-year, $ 2.5m contract
Reggie Ragland, LB One-year, $ 1.12m contract
Mike Glennon, QB One-year, $ 1.35m contract
Ryan Anderson, OLB One-year, $ 1.12m contract
Cullen Gillaspia, FB TBA terms
Zach Fulton, G. One year contract – full TBA terms

Rarely in the last four or five years has there been so much hope about the Giants team. Despite losing their fourth consecutive season, Judge has made the case of playing for Big Blue as an attractive proposition once again with a previously difficult identity and sense of direction. noticed after Tom Coughlin left.

The culture and leadership that the Judge had tried to find out was first. Jabrill Peppers slipped in a good word while spending time with Golladay at a dinner in Hoboken, New Jersey, before Logan Ryan traveled into Adoree Jackson’s wine and dinner, which was at the corner of Darnay Holmes to active recruiting via text messaging.

The Bears are said to have entered a strong field while mocking the hearts of Golladay, Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney recruits, and the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly offered a one-year deal ‘he confirmed ‘. But Golladay chose the Giants. Well, the Giants and payday are very elegant.

Above all, it was an essential statement of intent from a general manager in Gettleman who blew up the money this free agency had and knew in the back of his mind that it might not around to deal with the foal next year if it goes completely wrong.

Plus, his throwing spree has happened while both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley are still playing on their rookie contracts. You’d think at least one of the two needs to be paid when the time comes, and by then the Giants want and need to be ready.

Kenny Golladay led the NFL in gaining touchdowns in 2019 - AP images

Kenny Golladay led the NFL in gaining touchdowns in 2019 – AP images

Gettleman gave his quarterback a main receiver and his broadcast wants a promise to open Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard, challenged tight end Evan Engram to cut out the errors by adding Kyle Rudolph’s experience , and persuaded offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to expand the playbook by taking advantage of John Ross trying to revive his career. While the deal for Devontae Booker was a headline, it seems to represent an update on Dion Lewis as a third-place running back.

Bearing in mind that Barkley will also be back from injury, the apologies will run thin if Jones struggles to get this offense going. It ‘s up to you, No.

Best position? Golladay ‘s introduction inspires the kind of transformation for Jones that Stefon Diggs did in Buffalo with Josh Allen.

Both Golladay and Rudolph also arrived behind injured campaigns, which could be another sign of the 2021 definition as the Giants pose the risk element against the expectation of a reward.

It was a similar case on defense as Gettleman struck a three-year, $ 39m deal with former Tennessee Titans cornerback Jackson, who apparently was unaware of the knee problem that prevented him from just three games a year. last season.

Adoree 'Jackson in action against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of the Titans Wild Card matchup.  (Photo AP / Brett Carlsen)

Adoree ‘Jackson in action against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of the Titans Wild Card matchup. (Photo AP / Brett Carlsen)

The opportunity to grab one of the top defensive doors on the market emerged, and the Giants took it. Doing so spoils standout defensive coordinator Patrick Graham by filling the corner post of corner 2 that belonged specifically to Isaac Yiadom in 2020 with a No. 1 backup in Jackson.

Between the arrival of James Bradberry, Ryan, Peppers, Xavier McKinney and Julian Love over the past two years, the Giants ’high school has become a turning point. Why not turn strength into one of the elite positioning groups at the roster? It’s just what they did. Suddenly a tandem backback of Bradberry and Jackson looks among the best in the NFL.

Instead of what could be seen as an impulse purchase, instead it was appropriate enough, with Jackson’s ability to play both outdoors and in the slot offering the flexibility to the Graham system thrives. He remains another moving part along with Ryan, who can move between safety and corner, and the likes of McKinney and Peppers, who can both put them in the box.

Although they tried and did not explode Leonard Floyd from the Los Angeles Rams, the Giants came away without a known fringe threat but nonetheless are happy enough to bet on production from the Los Angeles Rams. their two high schools along with the likes of Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines. returning from injury.

Meanwhile Ifeadi Odenigbo, the defensive end of Minnesota Vikings, has stolen a position under Graham ‘s wing, while Reggie Ragland and Ryan Anderson are a free addition to their backline depth.

Along with the new faces, the Giants did what was necessary and pledged a lead pass rush in Leonard Williams, who won a new three-year, $ 63m contract after a year of career that marked satisfactory justification for trade. mid-season to find out that Gettleman died in 2019.

Some credit must also go to deputy general manager and salary cap manager Kevin Abrams, who allowed the financial accents to make such moves. The Giants restructured the obackback contracts of Bradberry lineman Blake Martinez and left the face of Nate Solder, who opted out in 2020, to clear a total of $ 11.5m in cap space, as well as cutting off the wide disposal of Golden Tate and insulting lineman Kevin Zeitler.

He went against Gettleman ‘s desire to kick the can down the road by restructuring, but that must be done. The Giants need to know where they are, especially a quarterback, and to do that they had to shower the money.

If there is any excuse for Jones and Giants’ offense in the coming season, they are likely to be around a young offensive line, which they are responsible for making a leap in the coming months.

But their business in a free agency has given them a taste of freedom going into the NFL draft in April; if they want to use the 11th overall pick on a multi-faceted offensive lineman like Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater – while he’s still on the table – they could.

Golladay’s presence means Jaylen Waddle doesn’t look essential in the first round, especially with the depth of this year’s class. On the other hand, the availability of Florida tight end Kyle Pitts could even raise a problem for Engram’s future.

With the possibility of four quarterbacks going into the top 10, the Giants are also likely to get a selection of the top runners-up, be it Gregiam Rousseau of Miami or Jaelen Phillips, Kwity Paye of Michigan, Azeez Ojulari of Georgia and so on.

And while the defensive class may not be as talented as those in the past, the Giants will have the opportunity to follow a fan for Dalvin Tomlinson in the midfields. It could be Levi Onwuzurike in Washington, Tommy Togiai in Ohio State or Christian Barmore in Alabama.

The famous Giants went head-to-head in a free agency back in 2016, spending $ 106.3m on defender Janoris Jenkins, passing out rush to Olivier Vernon and defensive lineman sideline. inside Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison. The result was the first playoff spot since 2011 that ended with a wild card loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. And that was about it, because the last trio moved at different locations over the four seasons they lost.

After a busy recruitment period five years later, it is imperative for the Giants to correct where they went wrong and become a consistent and consistent playoff competitor.

Are they among the ‘winners’ of the free agency? We will have a much better idea at this time next year.