New York Giants should roll with young starting OT duo the rest of season

New York Giants, Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart

The New York Giants have struggled to solidify their offensive line for years. Despite investing a fair amount of assets in the unit, the Giants still have one of the league’s worst front lines. Andrew Thomas seems to be a stud, but the Giants’ ultra-expensive right tackle Nate Solder has played poorly all season long. It is time for the Giants to get extra young on the offensive line and start another second-year player on the offensive line: right tackle Matt Peart.

Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart should be starting offensive tackles for the rest of the season. Left tackle Andrew Thomas is dealing with an injury, but the Giants feel confident that he will be able to bounce back and continue playing at a high level. On the right side, though, Nate Solder has struggled all season and had a pitiful performance playing left tackle in Week Five. It is time for Matt Peart to take over as the starter at right tackle.

Andrew Thomas stats and highlights

Through the first four games of the season, Andrew Thomas looked phenomenal. The Giants’ 2020 fourth overall pick struggled as a rookie, especially in the first quarter of the season.

Weeks 1-4 2020:

-3 QB hits

-13 hurries

-19 pressures

-3 sacks allowed

As a sophomore, Andrew Thomas looks far more polished. The Giants’ young left tackle has proven to be a true building block as a top-tier pass protector this season.

Weeks 1-4 2021:

-1 QB hit

-5 hurries

-6 pressure

-ZERO sacks

Matt Peart stats and highlights

It took him a while to put it together, but it seems like New York Giants offensive tackle Matt Peart has finally found his way in the NFL. After only 150 snaps in 2020, Peart was initially expected to be the Giants’ starting right tackle in 2021. Ultimately, Nate Solder won the job, but it seems like Matt Peart might have earned it back in Week Five.

Matt Peart allowed 1 pressure and 0 QB Hits on 68 snaps as the starter against the Cowboys. He significantly outperformed Nate Solder. As a second-year player, Peart is still developing. With increased playing time, he could turn into a viable option as a full-time starter for the Giants.

Mentioned in this article:

More about: