Giants’ Nate Solder willing to change positions to stay with New York
When the New York Giants signed offensive tackle Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million deal in March 2018, they thought he would be the guy to straighten out what had been an abysmal offensive line.
That has not been the case.
Two years into his contract, Solder has been a massive disappointment, but the veteran is committed to staying with the Giants and getting better, even if that means moving from left tackle:
“I’ll do whatever it takes to be successful on this team,” Solder said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of The New York Post. “If they ask me to spin a hula hoop around my head, I’ll do that.”
There has been some chatter that New York could use its first-round draft pick on a left tackle and move Solder to the right side, which is something that the 31-year-old obviously seems open to.
Of course, the Giants could also release Solder and save some money.
Solder’s dead cap hit would be $13 million, but if Big Blue keeps him on the roster for 2020, his cap hit would be $19.5 million.
Whatever the case may be, there is no doubt that this is not what the Giants expected when they signed Solder two offseasons ago, especially after he had a successful seven-year run with the New England Patriots.
Solder, who played his collegiate football at the University of Colorado, was originally selected by the Patriots in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Giants are 4-11 on the year and will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in their season finale on Sunday.