12 New York Giants Who Won't Return Next Season

This is a pivotal offseason for Brian Daboll and the New York Giants, and that means saying goodbye to a lot of familiar faces.

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26)
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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9. Ben Bredeson

Nobody in the New York Giants offense played more snaps than Ben Bredeson's 1,014 in 2023. In a season full of uncertainty, his presence is something Giants fans could count on week in and week out.

Of course having a consistent presence doesn't mean a whole lot if you're not playing well. And "not playing well" would have been a nice upgrade from what we actually saw from Bredeson.

I mentioned earlier when discussing Justin Pugh how the Giants' O-line was a disaster almost across the board. And that largely started with Bredeson in the middle. He played a fair amount at three different positions (center and both guard spots) and didn't look comfortable in any of them.

On a personal level, I appreciate his versatility. I understand that it can't be easy switching positions so often. I love that he toughed out such a high snap count. But those factors only go so far in roster decisions.

Bredeson is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while he may have built up some goodwill with Daboll and Mike Kafka with those positive features last year, these are both guys who are going to be thinking about their long-term coaching futures. And Bredeson is not a guy who's going to help either of them on that front.