With Joe Judge taking over as head coach, the New York Giants are hoping to pave the way for a new era in East Rutherford. Some of that will start with taking aim at the salary cap hits Big Blue is set to have in 2020.
In recent seasons, the Giants have made some big moves in free agency, most of which have come back to bite them. Getting the salary cap in order will be one of many objectives for general manager Dave Gettleman. There are several players deemed prime candidates as cap casualties this offseason.
A player’s cap hit is different year to year and is made up of more than one aspect of a player’s contract. It doesn’t represent how much a player is being paid for that particular season but instead represents how much the team is being charged against the salary cap. Along with the base salary, the cap hit also includes roster bonuses, prorated signing bonuses (if applicable) and any incentives or clauses a player might have in his contract.
Of course, there will be changes to this throughout the offseason as players get cut, reconstruct their deals and when new players arrive via free agency. But before that, here are the top 15 salary cap hits for the Giants entering the 2020 offseason, via Over The Cap.
1. LT Nate Solder | $19.5 million
2. RG Kevin Zeitler | $12.5 million
3. LB Alec Ogletree | $11.75 million
4. WR Golden Tate | $10.35 million
5. RB Saquon Barkley | $8.51 million
6. WR Sterling Shepard | $8.5 million
7. TE Rhett Ellison | $7.2 million
8. OLB Kareem Martin | $5.96 million
9. QB Daniel Jones | $5.83 million
10. TE Evan Engram | $3.4 million
11. DT Dexter Lawrence | $3.01 million
12. S Antione Bethea | $ 2.88 million
13. C Spencer Pulley | $2.75 million
14. P Riley Dixon | $2.73 million
15. CB Deandre Baker | $2.39 million