The NFL offseason is here. The 2018 NFL season does not officially begin until March 14th. In the meantime, let us pick up where we left off.
As many of you who read our blog, we were pining for Matt Patricia to get the New York Football Giants head coaching job. Although we were not too thrilled about the Pat Shurmur hire and the way the Vikings non-existent offense played vs the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, in order to be fair, I want to inform you of my thoughts about Patricia. Let me tell you, after watching Super Bowl 52, I came away unimpressed with the play of his defense. His defense gave up 41 points and 538 total yards. The pathetic play of his defense casts a dark shadow over him as he begins his job as head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Let us dig into the Giants. First as I mentioned the new league year begins March 14th. And on this date the Giants are expected to retain the services of their beloved quarterback Eli Manning. Manning, who turned 37 years old in January, will be entering his 15th year in the NFL. It is my belief, Manning will be brought back for several reasons.
Reason 1: Mara is still spooked from the botched benching fall out. Eli is revered as the best Giants quarterback in their storied history and the fans including myself were angered by the execution.
Reason 2: Eli sells tickets. Number 10 is a fan favorite (who is scheduled to make 10.5 million dollar base salary, 5 million dollar roster bonus, and 500,000 dollar work out bonus), and the NFL is a business. So this symbiotic relationship works well as both parties will get paid.
Reason 3: The quarterback the Giants will select with their first round pick is not NFL ready. In addition, with an offensive line still in tatters, there is no need to expose the new franchise quarterback an unwarranted injury.
Meanwhile, former moron of Giants player personnel Marc Ross shared this about Eli Manning: “He’s a two-time Super Bowl MVP, his pictures are all throughout the building, everybody loves the guy. We saw what happened last year when it didn’t go his way,” Ross said via the New York Daily News. “And it’s gonna at some point have to happen again. Now how will it be handled the next time? But he can’t play forever. So we’ll see what happens next time.”
Even though Ross is a schmuck, he affirms our belief Manning is on his last leg. Once Gettlelman bolsters the offensive line and the receivers improve on their pass catching skills, it will be obvious for the obtuse Giants fans. 2018 will be Eli Manning’s last season as a Giant.
There is no secret Giants GM Dave “Kick Ass” Gettleman will use free agency to improve a sub standard offensive line. Before free agency begins on March 14th, Gettleman will be making decisions on the fate of current Giants players. Here is my wish list of players I DO NOT want on the Giants 2018 roster:
- Olivier Vernon
- John Jerry
- Brad Wing
- Aldrick Rosas
- Janoris Jenkins
- Brandon Marshall
- Dwayne Harris
The toughest one on this list to move is JPP. According to Spotrac, the out of JPP’s nightmare contract is 2020 in which the salary cap hit would be 5 million dollars. After watching the 2018 tape of JPP, I am sure Gettleman will cajole Mara to eat a huge part of his contract and ship him off somewhere to get a draft pick in return. This would be the smart move. But the contract may be impossible for the Giants to swallow. JPP has almost 23 million dollars of dead money for 2018 season. The likelihood of him moving on is remote.
As for Olivier Vernon, as reported by Sports Illustrated in 2016, his mega deal is a two year deal. In all, the Giants’ final offer is a $20 million signing bonus, a guaranteed salary of $1.75 million in 2016, and a $7 million roster bonus effective March 13 (this Sunday), along with a guaranteed salary of $11.25 million in 2017, with workout bonuses of $250,000 each year, which Vernon plans to earn. His $12 million salary in 2018 is injury-guaranteed. Early in the league year of 2018, it will be fully guaranteed unless the Giants choose to cut Vernon. Effectively, this is a two-year, $41 million deal, with the Giants able to keep or cut Vernon in each of the last three years.
DRC: Recall, the Giants were attempting to move him two years ago. Giants’ brass was upset with him taking himself out of games. When the Giants cut him, they will save 6.5 million dollars.
John Jerry: He is a turd that does not flush. After Gettleman plunges the toilet, the Giants will save 2.5 million dollars in cap space.
Brad Wing: Two shit kicks which cost NYG games. (Eagles and Tampa Bay). Cap savings 1 million dollars.
Aldrick Rosas: Bottom half of the NFL in FG accuracy. Gettleman kicks his ass and saves 555,000 dollars.
Janoris Jenkins: After watching the San Francisco game, Gettleman grabbed a barf bag. Jenkins disgraced the uniform by giving up. Gettleman takes the correct angle and shoves a football up his ass. Giants save 6 million dollars.
Brandon Marshall: This invisible player dropped a key pass in the second game of the season versus Detroit. This is unacceptable. Gettleman sends him packing and saves 5.2 million dollars.
Dwayne Harris: Had one good year with the Giants. That was in 2015. This is 2018. Gettleman pushes him out-of-the-way. The Giants save 2.4 million dollars.