The New York Giants left the NFL Draft with several freshmen ready to compete at the highest level.
After the draft, the Giants quickly had to make a decision regarding left tackle Andrew Thomas, who is up for a fifth-year option on his contract.
As the Giants recently announced, he decided to exercise this option in 2024 with a $14 million guaranteed contract.
We’ve picked up a fifth year option on Andrew Thomas 😤
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– New York Giants (@Giants) May 2, 2023
Thomas is often regarded as one of the best offensive tackles in the league considering his success to this point in his career.
As the Giants look to grow under quarterback Daniel Jones, Thomas will be a key part of that plan for at least the next two years.
Following the announcement of the decision, many Giants fans expressed their mostly positive feelings on the situation.
These New York teams are making all the right moves.
— Michael Hoff (@TheFFRealist) May 2, 2023
No brainer, best in the league!
– TBD 🇵🇾 (@YoungBuck_21) May 2, 2023
As these fans indicate, there is growing excitement about Thomas and his role on the Giants.
Many fans believe that he is one of the best left tackles in the league at the moment.
Keeping Thomas allows the Giants to be confident that their quarterback will be protected on their blind side.
This will also give Jones a chance to take runs.
While enthusiasm for Thomas continued, some fans suggested the Giants should take another step in the process.
Kindly give him extension at the earliest. The price is going to increase further.
— Joseph Clark (@JoeJ_Clark) May 2, 2023
The market for left tackles has grown dramatically throughout the league over the past several years.
As fans have indicated, the Giants would be wise to sign Thomas to a long-term extension before the price spikes.
Will the Giants have the cap space to do so, especially considering they’ve stretched their franchise quarterback?
Giants take contract decision on key offensive lineman