The New York Giants have been very quiet this free-agency period. The team's biggest move was the signing of New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen. The Giants also franchise-tagged defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
But, it looks like we know why the Giants were so quiet this offseason. Owner John Mara called this a mediocre free-agency class.
"There were obviously some star players out there, but for the most part I thought it was a mediocre free-agent class,'' Mara said, via the New York Post. "And I think a lot of guys got paid more money than maybe they would have in other years because there was a lot of cap room out there. I think the guys who we got will help us, but we still have a long way to go."
The Giants were rumored to make a run at the prize of free agency, Ndamukong Suh, but the team didn't make an offer. For the most part, there were few big names on the market. I have to agree with Mara. Those that could have hit the market, guys like Randall Cobb, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas were franchise-tagged.
I don't think this year's class will take too kindly to Mara's words.