In this weeks OTC podcast I look at the state of the New York Giants, their 2019 salary cap and roster decisions, including what to do with Eli Manning. Plus answers to all your Twitter questions about the team.
In early April, I wrote an article on the Odell Beckham Jr. contract situation that has since led to the opportunity to work with Pat Leonard at the New York Daily News on an article later in April and I had a conversation with Anita Marks on ESPN New York a couple weeks ago on the topic, so I thought I’d expand on this topic here.
Wanted to share an article written by Pat Leonard that appeared in last week’s New York Daily News where we go over how the Giants could feasibly sign Odell Beckham to an extension before the 2018 season.
You can click here to go to the article on their website or check out the article below.
Zack Moore is a writer for OverTheCap.com and author of the recently released book titled, “Caponomics: Building Super Bowl Champions,” which is now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @ZackMooreNFL.
Over the last week or so there have been reports that the Giants have had conversations in regards to potentially trading Odell Beckham, Jr. While I’m generally an advocate for saving costs at wide receiver, especially when you have a first tier quarterback, the Giants are in a position where a) Beckham is what makes Eli Manning a first tier quarterback at this point in his career, b) Beckham might be the best wide receiver in the NFL or on the brink of becoming that, c) the Giants may be moving on from Manning in the near future, which makes keeping Beckham even more important, and d) I’ve constructed a potential contract for him that wouldn’t breach 9% of the cap, which is a very reasonable cost for the best receiver in the NFL. Also, if I have to choose between keeping Beckham or keeping Manning at this stage in his career, I move on from Manning.
According to multiple news outlets the Giants will be releasing linemen Will Beatty and Geoff Scwartz and linebacker Jon Beason today. All three dealt with injuries last season. The moves, which were not really unexpected, will save the Giants $11.575 million on the cap and bring their expected cap room somewhere between $52 and $55 million for the year. That will rank in the top 5 in the NFL. No word yet on Victor Cruz who is the other likely release. Continue reading Giants Cut Beatty, Beason and Schwartz »
Current Estimated 2016 Cap Space: $42.9 million
Expected 2016 Cap Space: $57.8 million
Estimated Rookie Cap: $5.942 million
Each year teams set their salary cap for hopes of maximizing their roster efficiency in a given year. Injuries can throw all the planning a team makes out of wack, putting millions upon millions of dollars on the sidelines and leaving a team thin with talent. So what teams are being impacted the most by injuries as they take the field today? Read on… Continue reading Cowboys Lead the Way with Injury Lost Cap Dollars »