The New York Giants entered the "new league year" this afternoon facing a litany of question marks. With a host of top players now entrenched in the wheeling and dealing of free agency, the Giants must face a stark reality. Several talented Giants are soon to be former-Giants.
Salary cap concerns combined with high-valued free agents could signify big changes on the horizon for New York.
While NFL GM's and agents squabble over a player's guaranteed money and signing bonus, most fans are simply wondering: "Will he stay or will he go?" While this question is draped in simplicity, history tells us there are no definitive answers in NFL free agency.
The process of determining the odds of a player returning to Big Blue is consummated by a variety of factors.
General Manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin will be evaluating their free agents primarily based on performance and potential. The Giants value hardworking athletes who are bought into their system.
Of course, we'd be remiss not to mention the dreaded "S" word. Salary is a major component of the forthcoming proceedings.
Some of New York's free agents are steeped in the tradition of the franchise. Others were just beginning to get their feet wet. With March 12th finally upon us, it no longer matters where a player has been. It's all about where they are headed. Here is a look at the odds each key Giants player will return to New York.