New York Giants offensive guard Kevin Zeitler and offensive tackle Mike Remmers have found a unique way to bond with one another.
This offseason, the New York Giants acquired two new offensive linemen in guard Kevin Zeitler and tackle Mike Remmers. They acquired the former through a trade with the Browns and signed the latter to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.
As fans know, any good offensive line needs good chemistry. And Zeitler and Remmers are attempting to establish that chemistry with one another in a unique way: bonding over Nintendo 64.
“We were talking about Nintendo 64 yesterday and how much we love playing video games,” Remmers said, per Ed Valentine of Big Blue View. “He’s got his Nintendo 64 here with him. We don’t get a lot of free time but when we do it’s nice to just kick back, put the feet up and relax and just play some games.”
Zeitler and Remmers have a good chance to line up right alongside each other in the starting offensive line group. Zeitler will most likely start at right guard with Remmers competing at the right tackle position with veteran Chad Wheeler.
Despite Remmers having less experience as a Giant than Wheeler, Remmers has prior experience with Pat Shurmur‘s offense. The veteran offensive lineman played the past two seasons in Minnesota, with Shurmur as his offensive coordinator in 2017.
If Remmers ends up winning the job, it’ll be him, Zeitler, guard Will Hernandez, and left tackle Nate Solder part of the front-five. The center position is still under evaluation, with veterans Jon Halapio and Spencer Pulley competing for the job.
However the group of five turns out, the goal will be to immensely improve the line from 2018. Last year, Pro Football Focus ranked the Big Blue offensive line 21st in the NFL.