- The New York Giants have the least amount of cap space in the NFL
- Fans are wondering how that’s possible since the team didn’t have a Pro Bowler last year
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The New York Giants find themselves in a very undesirable situation.
The team appears to have very little to work with both on and off the field. Yes, first-round draft picks Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley have shown potential at times, but the team has failed to place a player in the Pro Bowl two of the last three seasons.
That includes last year when the Giants went just 4-13 to finish last in the NFC East.
The organization hasn’t recorded a winning season since the days of Eli Manning, falling well below .500 in each of the last five campaigns.
As a result, they’ve seen four different head coaches roam the sidelines over the last half decade.
Typically, when a team is playing poorly, it’s a result of having a bevy of young, inexpensive players on the roster. Just take a look at teams like the Jaguars and Broncos, who’ve used salary cap room to land huge additions this offseason following subpar performances.
But, unfortunately, that’s not the case in New York.
Not only do they have a disappointing roster, but they have also very little to work with on the market.
Following the early wave of free agency, a look at where all 32 NFL teams officially stand in terms of cap space, from the Panthers to the Giants. pic.twitter.com/rOBNzOb5IJ
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 31, 2022
The Giants have the least amount of salary cap space in the NFL. Well below the Bills, 49ers, Titans, Patriots, Bucs, Raiders, and Cardinals.
The difference is, those other teams all made the playoffs last season. New York won four games.
Fans are not happy to see that the team has performed so poorly on the field while having no money to improve the roster.
Giants Fans React To Salary Cap Stat
Fans are livid at the Giants’ previous ownership for putting the team in this situation. The reaction on social media has not been kind to the Gettlemans.
— Kim Jones (@KimJonesSports) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman should be sitting in a prison cell. https://t.co/Fzo1hb1ymg
— Mike Ryan (@mikey_ryan11) March 31, 2022
two words why the Giants have no cap space…
…the least cap space of any team in the NFL…
despite the benefit of a QB on a rookie deal:
Dave Gettleman https://t.co/WplZ9Rsk0t
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 31, 2022
Dave gettleman is the worst GM in sports history and a large portion of the giants fanbase called anybody who dared to criticize him a fake fan. https://t.co/vQYrA14tSS
— LFGM (@LGM_NYR) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman texting from his flip phone that the salary cap is "All 2 real" https://t.co/SaUlBMVDyp
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman built the worst team in football and left no cap space all while having a QB on a rookie deal. That's actually impressive tbh https://t.co/Ba2fZoSlaS
— Dilip Sridhar (@dilipsridhar16) March 31, 2022
The Giants have a no good players + a QB on a Rookie deal and still have the worst cap situation in the league lol. Dave Gettleman really put on an absolute masterclass. https://t.co/RS6xrS2Hjz
— Andy (@andy_buckler) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman will one day pay for his crimes. https://t.co/kCl5TWSq8W
— Krish (@Krishan_Mamba24) March 31, 2022
Amazing. Dave Gettleman was one of a kind.. https://t.co/cfjbdKJ4q4
— Chris (@chrisfalco15) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman is arguably one of the worst hires in recent sports history. 19-46. Zero money left. I hate Boston even more now. https://t.co/a7RPGRLEYs
— Evan Alcazar (@EvanAlcazar_) March 31, 2022
Dave Gettleman ran a masterclass in horrible management. No cap space, rookie contract QB, top five pick. Most incredible GM in sports history https://t.co/xmhry989EE
— kyle trask qb1 (@thecouchnap) March 31, 2022
Many are quick to point out that Daniel Jones, who plays at the league’s highest paid position, is still on a rookie contract. Yet, the Giants have squandered away millions on some downright awful contracts.
this is gross
Dave Gettleman's 12 largest free agency moves with the Giants pic.twitter.com/QYYH77AqF6
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 2, 2022
Of Gettleman’s 12 largest contracts given out in free agency, six were cut prior to finishing out their contracts.
It could be a tough few seasons in New York moving forward. We’ll see if the new management can find a way to pick up the pieces.