You can read about the parameters of this 2 part offseason reflection by reading A Far Too Early New York Giants Offseason Reflection.
It should also be understood that there are likely a dozen more scenarios that could take place during the offseason. After this season, the fanbase should have some trust in Joe Schoen to make the right decision(s).
Scenario 2: Spreading the 59 million into a more stable and talent heavy roster
This scenario sees Joe Schoen use all of his cap space to build a roster with fewer glaring weaknesses.
Considerations in this scenario:
- QB: Jacoby Brissett ($6 million)
- RB: Devin Singletary ($6 million) Jeff Wilson ($3 million)
- WR: Mecole Hardman ($11 million) DJ Chark ($9 million) Darius Slayton ($3.5 million)
- LG: Ben Powers (4 million)
- C: Ethan Pocic ($7 million)
- LB: David Long ($5 million)
- CB: Marcus Peters ($10 million) Jamel Dean ($10 million)
The caveat of this scenario is that it allows the Giants to fill nearly every hole on the roster with starter level talent. There has to be some value in filling those gaps.
Above all the Giants should at the least consider a bridge option at quarterback. Undoubtedly this would allow the Giants to spend much needed cap in other areas.
Neither of those running backs have the skill of Barkley but they have 3/4 of the production at less than half the cost. Additionally The wide receiver room would receive a boost. The middle of the offensive line would get a massive lift. Moreover a player like David Long would be a great cost effective option in the middle of the defense and the team could find a solid compliment to Adoree Jackson and Xavier McKinney in the secondary.
This would also allow the Giants to walk into the draft with a best player available mindset.