New York Giants Free Agency: Sage Rosenfels' Contract Is a Problem

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIAugust 1, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05:  Sage Rosenfels #18 of the New York Giants in action against the Washington Redskins during their game on December 5, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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New York Giants are having a pretty pathetic free agency period. Giants fans are wondering, why don't we have any cap room? I'll tell you why, contracts like Sage Rosenfels. 

Do you know Rosenfels, who hasn't taken a snap since 2008, is scheduled to make $3 million this year? And his actual contract? Two years, $5.6 million, with a $1.4 million signing bonus. Why on earth Rosenfels—who's used more as a place kick holder than a quarterback—has a signing bonus, is beyond me.

Obviously, this is a quarterbacks league, we all know that. Without a semi-competent quarterback, winning a Super bowl is near impossible. However, that doesn't mean teams don't overpay for their services, (see: Kevin Kolb),

Rosenfels is going to make $7 million by standing on the side lines. While the Giants have integral players such as Osi Umenyiora, Steve Smith and Kevin Boss to re-sign, wasting that much money on Rosenfels is a bad joke.

Most of the players I listed will more than likely come back, but due to poor management by Jerry Reese, it's going to be a lot more difficult than it should be to fit them all back under the cap.

The Giants just brought back David Carr, who was the backup quarterback for Eli Manning in 2008 and 2009.

Carr needs to outperform Rosenfels in training camp so the the Giants can finally cut Rosefels' contract. Doing so would save the Giants around $2 million, and allow them to actually make some moves, like the recent re-signing of Ahmad Bradshaw.