While the NFL and sports world are under pressure due to the Corona Virus, the New York Giants are still working diligently to piece together a competitive team for the 2020 season.
On Friday night, GM Dave Gettleman and new head coach Joe Judge elected to retain linebacker David Mayo, who played in 13 games for the Giants in 2019. Mayo posted 82 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, and five tackles for a loss, proving he can be a quality player, specifically as a reserve.
Mayo’s ability in coverage is limited but is stout against the run, which is why his skill-set enamors Gettleman and Judge. Retaining him for three more years gives Big Blue a consistent linebacker who can fill in diligently when called upon.
New York Giants are keeping David Mayo on a three-year extension, per @DDuggan21
Mayo was a solid linebacker against the run for Big Blue last season — much preferred over Green Bay LB, Blake Martinez.#Giantschat
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) March 14, 2020
Despite the signing, I do believe the Giants are still intrigued by Isaiah Simmons in the draft and Corey Littleton in free agency. Both would provide a major improvement at the position.