The New York Giants will try to retool and fix some glaring holes on their roster after they fell back down to earth this season. The Giants looked as if they were ready to take that next step in 2023 after making the playoffs in 2022.
However, that wasn’t the case, as the Giants were hit with the injury bug and played poorly all season. New York heads into the offseason with 22 unrestricted free agents who may or may not be back with the team in the spring.
Below, we’ll look at a few free agents that Giants fans will be happy to see leave this offseason as the team tries to get back into playoff contention.
1. Adoree’ Jackson
With the Giants only having $34.8 million in cap space to spend this offseason, New York might have to say goodbye to Jackson.
The 28-year-old cornerback struggled on the perimeter this season despite only giving up two touchdowns. Jackson had a 65.9 completion percentage allowed on targets (the highest it's been since 2020 with the Titans) and a 95.5 pass rating when allowed on targets.
Some Giants fans could make the case that Darnay Holmes and rookie Deonte Banks played better than Jackson. New York won’t use their first-round pick (No. 6) on a cornerback, but it would be shocking to see the Giants leave the draft without addressing the position.
Spotrac projects Jackson to receive a four-year, $45 million with an average annual salary of $11.3 million. That isn’t a bad projection for a cornerback of Jackson’s caliber, but Giants fans might want to go younger at a position.