The New York Giants have had a busy free agency period as new general manager Joe Schoen looks to revamp the roster. The Giants were in a challenging cap situation after previous GM Dave Gettlemen threw caution to the wind over the last few years. As a result, Schoen has had to release a few players and restructure contracts to comply with the cap.
But what have the Giants accomplished so far during free agency? And how will that impact those interested in New York sports betting? Let’s take a look at the players they gained, lost and their current Super Bowl odds:
Players Giants Have Acquired
- Signed: QB Tyrod Taylor
- Signed: G Mark Glowinski
- Signed: G Jon Feliciano
- Signed: TE Ricky Seals-Jones
- Signed: T Matt Gono
- Re-signed: WR C.J. Board
- Re-signed: CB Jarren Williams
The most significant move the Giants made this offseason was signing veteran guard Mark Glowinski. The Giants signed him on a very team-friendly deal (three years, $20 million) and he could be one of their best offensive linemen on the roster. Glowinski has started 55 games over the last four years with the Colts and he is only 29 years old. He should instantly start at the right guard spot for the Giants and upgrade the interior of their offensive line.
The Giants made another necessary offensive line move this offseason, bringing in Jon Feliciano from the Bills. Given his experience with the coaching staff, this move just made too much sense. (Remember, new coach Brian Daboll came from Buffalo.) Feliciano has been a solid starter for a few years now and can play multiple positions on the offensive line. He might not be a Day 1 starter for the Giants, but he should be their first offensive lineman off the bench.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Giants signed veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor this offseason to back up Daniel Jones. Taylor has a bunch of experience in Brian Daboll’s offense after leading the Bills to the playoffs in 2017. Taylor turns 33 before the 2022 season begins and should be among the best backup quarterbacks this year.
It hasn’t been a “splashy” offseason for the Giants, but they’ve made a lot of smart moves considering where they were at with the salary cap.
Players Giants Have Lost
- Released S Logan Ryan (signed with Tampa Bay)
- TE Evan Engram: signed with Jacksonville
- CB Keion Crossen: signed with Miami
- EDGE Lorenzo Carter: signed with Atlanta
The biggest loss for the Giants is Ryan, who started 30 games for the team during the last two seasons. Schoen and the front office decided to release him to save additional cap space for the 2023 season. It remains to be seen if the front office can bring back someone like Jabrill Peppers, who started to play well for them before a significant knee injury. Clearly, they must address their safety position sometime before the draft.
2022-23 Super Bowl Odds
Despite a few shrewd moves in free agency, the Giants' odds to win the Super Bowl in 2022-2023 are still among the worst in the NFL. The Giants were in a similar position with long odds this time last year.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Giants are +10000 underdogs to win next year’s Super Bowl. Only three teams have worse odds (Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, NY Jets). The Giants are +5000 to win the NFC. Only the Carolina Panthers (+6000), Atlanta Falcons (+6000) and Lions (+7000) have longer odds.
The Giants are still a year or two away from competing in the NFC, even after a solid offseason. But given that they have two top 10 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, things could change rather quickly. With a competent front office and head coach now on staff, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the Giants.
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