The New York Giants are set to welcome in free agent offensive lineman Mike Remmers in for a second visit.
The New York Giants will bring in free agent offensive lineman Mike Remmers in the coming weeks, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. In the previous visit, Remmers had been dealing with an undisclosed injury. The Giants intend to give him a medical re-examination before offering him a contract.
Remmers played his last season at guard for the Minnesota Vikings, starting all 16 games. He is a 30-year-old veteran who has played both the tackle and guard in the NFL.
Remmers played the right tackle position in 2017 under Pat Shurmur’s offense in Minnesota. It is believed that the Giants intend to bring Remmers in as the competition for Chad Wheeler.
Chad Wheeler is the current right tackle and underperformed last season. Wheeler came in as the replacement for Ereck Flowers and may have made matters worse. He ranked 78th in the NFL amongst tackles with a Pro Football Focus (PFF) rating of 47.4.
Wheeler’s play was also noticeably poor in the run game where he ranked last in the NFL amongst all offensive lineman in run blocking. The USC product did not thrive in the passing game as well, allowing 45 pressures along with six sacks.
These numbers show that a replacement at right tackle is necessary for the New York Giants. The Giants need to protect their second year running back and their first-round quarterback that is bound to play at some point if they would like any future success.
To keep Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones off the ground the Giants may look in the direction of Mike Remmers.
Remmers is a solid veteran that could come in and cause some problems for Chad Wheeler. The former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State earned a much better PFF grade (59.2) last season than Chad Wheeler and this was him playing out of position.
When Remmers played his natural position of right tackle he earned a PFF rating of 72.1. This also came under current Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, establishing a positive connection between the two.
The coming weeks will show if the Giants have serious interest in Mike Remmers. If Remmers passes his medical evaluation, the two sides will likely engage in contract negotiations. No matter what, it seems that the Giants will need to bring in someone to compete with Chad Wheeler at the right tackle position.