The New York Giants have suffered through a bad trend of injuries this season, and this time around, it’s Matt Peart that will fall victim to a season-ending one. After Peart was able to move into a starting role with Nate Solder out, the right tackle left the game against the Eagles with some form of knee injury. We know now that this injury was an ACL tear and that it will end Peart’s season.
This, of course, leaves the Giants in a bad position for the couple of games that are remaining. The next man up on the depth chart is Korey Cunningham, who is far from a name that Giants fans imagined as a contender for the right tackle spot.
Cunningham was released by the Patriots earlier this year and only made it onto the Giants practice squad this September. He was moved to the active roster in mid-October, and was the player that came in to take over for Peart after his injury.
This also leaves Peart with an uncertain Giants future. The team has preferred Nate Solder at right tackle when Solder is available and able to play, and Peart hasn’t proven to be the answer during the time when he has been on the field.
The right tackle position is a need for the Giants that may be addressed through the draft whether or not they keep Peart around, but the ACL injury and the recovery process that will follow it may hurt Peart’s chances of staying on the roster as a backup player next year.
With it being unclear right now when Nate Solder is leaving the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Giants may just be down to Cunningham and project player Isaiah Wilson at the right tackle position for the next game.