4 Free Agents the Giants Should Part Ways This Offseason

Heading into the offseason with very little cap space, the New York Giants will have to make some tough decisions on pending free agents.
New York Giants Head Coach, Brian Daboll, in the fourth quarter, just before his team beat the
New York Giants Head Coach, Brian Daboll, in the fourth quarter, just before his team beat the / Kevin R. Wexler / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Coming off of a disappointing 6-11 campaign, this offseason will be vital for Joe Schoen to nail with little wiggle room. The New York Giants are projected to have just over $21 million in cap space, meaning the team likely can't buy its way back into contention.

That could cause a few players who've spent the majority of their careers in New York due to walk.

Saquon Barkley - Running Back

The status of Saquon Barkley will likely be the biggest story of the offseason for New York. He had a good season this last year with 963 yards rushing and 280 yards receiving with 10 touchdowns. Saquon and his side will look for a long-term extension after playing on the franchise tag in 2023 however, Joe Schoen likely won't budge.

Bringing Barkley back on the tag will eat a massive hole in the salary cap and with the Giants likely out of contention in 2024, the sides should part ways. This would allow Schoen to address bigger areas of need such as the offensive line and the receiving core. With the Daniel Jones contract also hurting the team's salary cap, they will need to be creative in building the roster around him in 2024 and paying Barkley would only make that more difficult.

The Saquon Barkley era in New York would certainly be disappointing considering the lofty expectations but, the team never made the situation right. Dave Gettleman spending the second overall pick on Barkley killed any chance of the team properly rebuilding.

Allowing Barkley to head to a team where the offensive line is built up would do wonders for his career while allowing the Giants to finally fully embrace a rebuild.