If the 0-6 New York Giants win seven of their last 10 games, they would still finish with a losing record and likely be out of the playoffs. This is precisely why it is not too early to discuss whom “Big Blue” should target in the 2014 free-agent class.
While this season may be lost, it could end up only being a one-year blip instead of the first step toward a full-blown rebuilding project. New York still has a Super Bowl MVP quarterback in Eli Manning, plenty of weapons on offense and even a few impact defensive players, like Jason Pierre-Paul, to build around.
The Giants also figure to have a decent amount of money for free agency next season. Based on the early figures from OvertheCap.com, they should have about $15 million to spend, assuming the cap is around $123 million again. According to B/R Giants correspondent Patricia Traina, they could free up significantly more money by voiding a few hefty contracts.
Here are four players the Giants would be wise to sign with their available dollars in order to address key weaknesses on both sides of the ball.