New York Giants Should Pursue Andrew Quarless In Free Agency
The New York Giants decided to go with Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator. McAdoo was the quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers the past two seasons, and he was the team’s tight ends coach for several seasons before that. McAdoo will most likely bring a different offensive approach, and it’ll be good if he can bring a familiar face into the program.
Enter Packers tight end Andrew Quarless. It isn’t clear what’s going to happen to starter Jermichael Finley, who suffered a neck injury that has put his career in danger. If Finley isn’t able to play again, the Packers will definitely look to sign Quarless to a deal. However, Quarless is a free agent, and it would be in the best interests of the Giants to bring him on board.
Quarless is a much better tight end than Brandon Myers, who is set to become a free agent this offseason as well. He has been a far cry from the impact receiver and blocker that Martellus Bennett provided in the 2012 season for the Giants. Furthermore, Jake Ballard was a surprise contributor for the Giants in their 2011 championship season. The Giants expected a lot out of Myers, who caught 80 passes with the Oakland Raiders in 2012. Simply put, he has disappointed.
Quarless would probably love to come to the Giants as he was born in Brooklyn and played his high school football in Long Island. Playing for the Giants would mean playing at home in front of friends and family. It is unknown how Quarless actually feels about playing back home, but the Giants would be wise to gauge his interest. They could use his blocking and receiving skills.