In case it wasn’t driven home in the Jon Asamoah slide, the offensive line is vital to the success of an offense.
Since the Giants signed Geoff Schwartz, too many fans and media have been ignoring the acquisition. He was Pro Football Focus’s No. 8 guard last season, while Matt Miller ranked him as the No. 7 guard (out of 70) in the B/R NFL 1000 list.
I’ve been impressed with him since I covered the Minnesota Vikings as NFC North lead writer and thought it was a mistake for Minnesota to allow him to leave—much like I feel it’s a mistake for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The New York Giants offensive line was a disaster this past year due to injury and poor play. As much as quarterback Eli Manning has to own up to a lot of his poor decisions, he received no help from his line.
Schwartz instantly strengthens the interior of the line, bringing effectiveness on both pass and run plays.
Not only is he an overlooked signing from this free-agency period—for most NFL fans, he’s possibly one of the most overlooked players in the league.