John Franklin- Empire Writes Back Expert
To be quite blunt, Mangold should not even be considered to make the Giants roster next season. He was one of the best players at his position, but that three-letter word, “was”, is so important.
Weston Richburg is the Giants current center as my colleague Josh previously stated, and there is no reason to take him from that starting spot. Maybe the Giants bring in Mangold to help him learn the ropes, but definitely not for a position battle.
I’m not saying the Giants can’t entertain the option of bringing in Mangold, but at the end of the day, he is going to hurt more than help. I get that he was one of the NFL’s best, but with the disaster that the Giants offensive line already is, it doesn’t need a position battle going on in the middle.
Just to bounce off Josh, signing Mangold to be a guard would be a waste of time and money. The Giants defense is one of the best in the league, and the team doesn’t have time to experiment with the offensive line.
I also agree with Josh in the fact that the Giants would end talks with Jonathan Hankins the second Mangold signs. Once that pen hits the paper, Big Blue can kiss their big run-stopper goodbye.
If Reese is going to go make a signing, it better be something that will be more of a sure thing to put the Giants on track for a championship.
Look, anyone can sit here and spit out numbers, but here is my bottom line: is Mangold the next piece that will bring the New York Giants a Lombardi Trophy?
Mangold is one of the best centers to play the game, but he isn’t coming in and making a significant impact.