5 Worst Giants Contracts to Overcome This Offseason

Heading into a crucial off-season, the New York Giants will have little cap space to work with thanks to a few of these bad deals.

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4. Rakeem Nunez-Roches - Defensive Tackle

Another Joe Schoen signing that clearly didn't pan out in 2023 was defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches. His 2023 campaign was disappointing as he recorded just 26 tackles with half a sack. The Giants have tried many times to add a veteran next to Dexter Lawrence and none of the moves have panned out so far.

If the team decides to keep Nunez-Roches, he'll cost the team $4.33 million or 1.75% of the team's cap space. Even if the team decides to move on from the veteran, it will cost them $2.86 million in dead money. The Giants can ill afford to continue to miss on these multi-year deals with veterans as it's only continuing to make the team's cap issue worse.

3. Leonard Williams - Defensive End

While the Giants traded away Leonard Williams for a great return and his play was never an issue, they'll still be paying for his contract in 2025. The team will have nearly an $11 million cap hit from restructuring Williams' deal. The cost of restructuring will take up 5% of the team's salary cap space in 2024.

The Giants will only have $20 million in cap space heading into this offseason. The salary cap hell that Dave Gettleman put the team into will have long-term effects on the team as Adoree Jackson's restructured deal will still be on the books in 2024 as well. Instead of building the team back up, Joe Schoen has to focus first on fixing the team's salary cap hindering the team's ability to rebuild.