Giants sign experienced left guard from the Arizona Cardinals, here’s what you need to know

The New York Giants have made another signing on the offensive line. New general manager Joe Schoen has brought stability to the offensive line this offseason, signing a group of veteran linemen. Today, the Giants signed Max Garcia, an experienced left guard who started 11 games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2021.

What does Max Garcia bring to the New York Giants?

Max Garcia was a fourth-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2015. He spent 2015-2018 with Denver before signing on with Arizona for the 2019-2021 seasons. Across the past seven years, Garcia has played in 93 games, making 52 starts. He has also appeared in four playoff games with one start.

The Giants love versatility on their offensive line. New additions Jon Feliciano and Matt Gono are both versatile offensive linemen that can play more than one position. Max Garcia also fits that archetype, having the versatility to play anywhere on the interior. Garcia has made 39 regular-season starts at left guard, nine at right guard, and four at center. His postseason start was at right guard.

Max Garcia has the ability to fill in at more than one position on the New York Giants’ offensive line. Garcia is likely viewed as a potential starter at left guard or a backup at more than one position. Whichever role Garcia fits into, he will be an improvement over what the Giants had last season. In 2021, Garcia was a Pro Bowl alternate selection after starting in 11 games for the Arizona Cardinals.

Garcia will likely compete for starting reps at left guard. He gave up 4 sacks and 13 hurries last season over 808 snaps. Joe Schoen has delivered once again, signing his fifth offensive lineman of the free agency period despite an extraordinarily small budget. Max Garcia will compete for starting snaps on a low wage. The New York Giants have not made any splashes, but they have quietly improved their offensive line this offseason.