New York Giants News, 7/5 – Is Mike Remmers really that much better?

New York Giants, Mike Remmers, Minnesota Vikings
Dec 2, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; Minnesota Vikings tackle Mike Remmers (74) at the line of scrimmage during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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The topic of the day is new right tackle Mike Remmers for the Giants. The former Minnesota Viking has experience under Pat Shurmur and will likely be the starting option on Eli Manning’s vision side this upcoming season.

Remmers, a true veteran, will replace the formerly undrafted Chad Wheeler, a player who has struggled at times but showed resiliency throughout his 2018 campaign. Big Blue signing a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Remmers puts Wheeler’s spot in jeopardy, and to be quite frank, he will probably be replaced if he hasn’t been already.

On a positive note, Remmers is coming off back surgery but is expected to return to 100% this offseason and be ready for training camp. A small glimmer of hope remains for Wheeler if Remmers can’t regain his form from previous seasons.

Head coach Shurmur stated in regards to Remmers:

“He is a pro, a real pro, and he played winning football for us in Minnesota,” Shurmur said.

The narrative as of late has been that Remmers wasn’t a good player in his most recent season (2018), but he was playing out of position at right guard and will return to his natural tackle spot. An upgrade at the position for the Giants should not only help Eli Manning succeed but Saquon Barkley as well.


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