New York Giants: Dalvin Tomlinson would like to stay in New York

New York Giants, Dalvin Tomlinson
Dec 24, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson (94) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Too bad the New York Giants went home a little earlier than we all hoped, but now it’s time for the Giants to get ready for the 2021 season.

Big Blue holds the 11th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Giants will not have tons of money this offseason due to the surplus of money spent in March. The top priority this offseason for the Giants has to be re-signing defensive end Leonard Williams. If the Giants are able to get this done, what is going to happen with Dalvin Tomlinson?

The New York Giants would prefer to keep their home-grown talent:

Tomlinson has started all 64 games since the New York Giants selected him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. This year, he was the Giants nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. They would absolutely love to keep Tomlinson long term, and Tomlinson hopes he can stay with Big Blue as well.

“The culture we’ve started to build around the Giants this past year is something special,” Tomlinson stated in a press conference.

The 2020 NFL salary cap was $198 million, but next year it could potentially about $20 million lower (projected to be about $7 million lower). The sad part about the salary cap decreasing next season is Leonard Williams, and Tomlinson might not get to play with each other ever again in Big Blue.

If the Giants can clear some cap and open up flexibility, it’s possible they could find a way to re-sign both Leonard Williams and Tomlinson. However, it’s becoming increasingly more unlikely they retain both unless they utilize the franchise tag. All we can do is just hope something can get done, and hopefully, we can keep our defensive line together long term.

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