There’s no question that the New York Giants love having pass rushers. Even when the team had guys like Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora, the team would go and draft guys like Jason Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka. Could the Giants go and add a veteran in the free agent market for depth instead?
Dwight Freeney was known for getting to the quarterback and was an elite pass rusher. He led the Indianapolis Colts for years with sacks. Now the Colts have let him walk. Freeney is said to be looking to play for a winner. He also mentioned the Giants.
Freeney grew up a Giants fan in Hartford and called playing for the Giants “a dream.” Well, considering the Giants cap issues, that dream may not happen. The Giants have a lot of holes to fill and not a lot of money to do it. If Freeney were to take a one-year deal and maybe around $1 million, would the Giants do that? I think they would consider it.
With Osi gone, another veteran pass rushing presence could help them and give the team additional depth. It could be an interesting buy-low candidate. Freeney’s a wanted guy though. Peyton Manning and Roddy White are already trying to recruit him to their respective clubs. I’m sure as other players are released and we get closer to free agency, interest in Freeney could pick up from other teams that no one is talking about.
All in all, I’m all for Freeney in a Giants uniform, but to quote Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars, he’s gotta come at the right price.