NY Giants star LT Andrew Thomas’ Contract Extension talks have already begun. Following a difficult rookie season, the former first-round pick rebounded in the NFL in 2021. By 2022, he had established himself as one of the top left tackles in the league.
The New York Giants will, no doubt, exercise Thomas’ fifth-year option, guaranteeing him slightly over $14 million for the 2024 NFL season. Nonetheless, GM Joe Schoen will likely aim to negotiate a long-term extension with him in the near future. What would be the potential price tag for the Giants in this scenario?
NY Giants will have to pay a hefty price for Andrew Thomas Contract Extension.
This offseason, Laremy Tunsil received a new contract from the Houston Texans, making him the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL at $75 million over three years. With Lane Johnson’s $33.4 million extension sparking discussion, many are wondering what a potential extension for Andrew Thomas and the NY Giants could look like. Our estimate is around $32 million per year for a three-year extension, totaling $96 million – a significant investment for the team.
It’s indisputable that Thomas has earned a salary increase from the Giants. Despite the struggles of the offensive line in 2022, Thomas performed exceptionally well and earned recognition as a Second Team All-Pro. Many even believe that he deserved to be named a First Team member.
Should Thomas choose not to sign an extension with the Giants, it’d be foolish of the team to let him become a Free Agent after 2024. However, this seems unlikely, as Thomas seems to be happy with the team.
Despite the challenges faced by the Giants’ offensive line in 2022, Thomas emerged as an exceptional left tackle, significantly improving Daniel Jones’ protection. General Manager Joe Schoen and Head Coach Brian Daboll have both spoken highly of Thomas, acknowledging his contributions as a key player on the team.
Schoen and the Giants recognize Thomas’s crucial role on the team and are committed to retaining him for the foreseeable future. If the team offers Thomas a $75 million contract, it would be a significant incentive for him to stay. Moreover, the Giants also need to address the extension of Dexter Lawrence in the near term. Successfully negotiating deals with these talented players would further bolster Schoen’s reputation and popularity in the New York and New Jersey markets.
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