Giants land former Colts OL Mark Glowinski in free agency: What you need to know

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On Tuesday evening, the New York Giants announced the signing of former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Mark Glowinski. Glowinski is heading into his eighth season in the NFL, preparing to turn 30 years old in a few months.

At 6’4″ and 310 pounds, Glowinski is a former fourth-round pick out of West Virginia back in 2015. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, making his way to the Indianapolis Colts in 2018 after being claimed off waivers.

Since Glowinski joined the Colts, his performance has improved dramatically, landing himself a three-year, $20 million contract with a Giants, including $11.4 million guaranteed.

Glowinski spent the 2021 season serving as the Colts’ right guard, playing in 843 total snaps. In 2020, he played at 1090 snaps, recording a 66.4 pass-blocking grade and 64 run-blocking grade, per PFF.

However, this clip of Glowinski pushing a car down the road should do a sufficient job detailing how strong and massive a human being he is.

Considering the Giants only had a few million to spend above the salary cap, agreeing to a multi-million deal is interesting. Glowinski will only average $6.5 million per season, but the Giants can easily move on if he underperforms in East Rutherford.

I wouldn’t expect the Giants to be making too many luxurious moves, especially as they try to refrain from kicking money down the road. Currently, the Giants only have left tackle and right guard situated, so we should expect plenty of draft allocation towards the line in late April.