Kerry Wynn, New York Giants
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The New York Giants could find themselves in the midst of a bidding war this offseason to re-sign veteran DE Kerry Wynn

One of the more productive aspects for the New York Giants’ defense this past season was DE Kerry Wynn.

In his fifth year out of Richmond, Wynn had 39 tackles, along with 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. For a guy that signed a one-year deal worth $1.25 million last year, Wynn has performed up to his standards.

Now the Giants will be looking to retain him for a longer deal, but it may not be easy.

“The Giants defensive end and special teams standout is expected to have a much deeper market this year that should lead to a multi-year contract, according to a source familiar with the situation,” writes Ryan Dunleavy of “The market includes the Giants, who are interested in retaining the 28-year-old Wynn for more than just one year, the source said.”

Through 14 games in 2018, Wynn posted an above average Pro Football Focus grade of 66.2.

Wynn has been with the Giants all five years of his career. His teammates have also praised him for what he’s done in that time.

“People get scared of Kerry,” Giants wide receiver and special teams player Russell Shepard said on the final day of the season. “They fear for their lives, so they give him everything they’ve got. He is the most athletic defensive end probably on all of (NFL) special teams.”

Wynn is slated to become a free agent on March 13. Judging by his productivity for Big Blue this past year, I hope a deal eventually gets done.

However, if they don’t, I’m sure there are other young defensive ends they can draft. The Giants also always have the option to find a veteran defensive end in free agency. They could get one for cheap and then develop him into the system for the future.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.