Three Division Rivals the Giants Should Target in Free Agency

After the initial rush of free agency the Giants should consider poaching a few of their division rivals former players.

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll, center, talks to general manager Joe Schoen, left, during
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll, center, talks to general manager Joe Schoen, left, during / Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com /
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1. Chase Young - Edge Rusher

When the Giants won a meaningless December 22nd matchup against the Commanders 41-35 in overtime, the team was killed in the media for winning a meaningless game that would cost them a generational player in Chase Young. Fast forward five years later and the former second overall pick is an unrestricted free agent and the Giants could pursue the pass rusher.

The issue thus far in Young's career has been staying healthy playing just nine games in 2021 and three games in 2022 due to a torn ACL and patella tendon and the time it took Young to return to the field post surgery.

Despite those injuries when healthy, Young has shown the ability to be an elite pass rusher in the NFL. In both seasons when he's played ten or more games, Young has recorded 7.5 sack seasons. The issues have come in the run game with Young selling out to pass rush leaving gaping holes for opposing running backs.

If the Giants could get Young to play within the system he would be an incredible signing for the team. The defensive front would consist of Dexter Lawrence, Brian Burns, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Azeez Ojualri, and Chase Young, creating a talented and versatile group. If Young is pursuing a short-term contract then the Giants make a ton of sense as Young will benefit from opponents scheming for Burns and Lawrence allowing him to rush one-on-one which should result in a career year.

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