The New York Giants have done quite a bit of work on their roster over the past two years, and as part of those changes, they’ve brought in several former Jets — defensive tackle Damon Harrison, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Geno Smith.
The pattern itself does not appear to be intentional, but a theme is most certainly developing. And as fate would have it, there’s a possibility it may continue ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.
During an episode of The Dan Graca &Wille Colon Show on ESPN earlier this week, Colon said there have been “rumblings” of the Giants’ potential interest in Jets legend Nick Mangold.
“There are rumbles of Nick Mangold right now. Rumbles,” Colon said. “He’s probably the smarted guy I’ve ever played with. . . Him going to be a Giant would be tough. That’s something I don’t think Jets fans could swallow. We’ll see.”
To this point, the only “rumbles” of Mangold to the Giants have come from Colon, but if ever there was a guy to know about something like that, it’d probably be him.
Of course, if the Giants were interested in Mangold, it wouldn’t be as a center. They are firmly locked into Weston Richburg at the position and rightfully so — he’s arguably one of the best centers in the game. So if Mangold were to join the Giants,
Ultimately, that’s where this rumor fails to hold water. The Giants recently signed D.J. Fluker, who has been told he’ll compete at both guard and tackle, and they also re-signed John Jerry to a three-year deal. With Justin Pugh holding down the left guard spot, the Giants are in more desperate need of tackles than guards, and Mangold is strictly an interior guy.