Edge rusher Lorenzo Carter wants to be part of the solution to the New York Giants’ issues on the defensive side of the ball.
Lorenzo Carter was a third-round draft pick out of the University of Georgia back in 2018. He was supposed to bring some fire to the New York Giants pass rush, and that’s exactly what he did in his inaugural season. In 2018, he racked up four sacks, which ranked third on the team behind B.J. Hill (5.5) and Olivier Vernon (7.0).
This season, Carter looked to make a major improvement and be the team’s top pass rusher. However, that hasn’t been the case. Carter is struggling to make an impact, only racking up 2.5 sacks through nine games.
Speaking with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post this week, Carter mentioned how he wants to solve this defense’s issues. From a pass-rushing standpoint, the Giants defense is ranked No. 22 in the league with just 24 sacks on the year.
“I want to be the solution. I want to be one of the reasons the Giants come back to the Giants, being a storied program, storied franchise that we are,” he said. “I want to be one of the guys to help bring it back. That is gonna take some fire, take a little bit of spark, take a little bit of dirty ruggedness. If that’s what it’s gonna come down to that’s what we got to do.”
Carter is currently tied for second on the team in sacks. Defensive linemen Dexter Lawrence and Dalvin Tomlinson also have 2.5 sacks on the year. Newly-acquired edge rusher Markus Golden is leading the team in that category with 6.5.