3 Giants Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season

David Kaestle
Giants huddling up before a play during a 2019 game.
Giants huddling up before a play during a 2019 game. / Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images
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The New York Giants are coming off three consecutive losing seasons, so they're in need of a major bounce-back year. While New York has made some significant additions this offseason, a team that has done this much losing recently tends to have a few starting jobs that could be up for grabs.

With that in mind, here are three Giants players in danger of losing their starting jobs in 2020.

1. Nate Solder, LT

The Giants signed Nate Solder prior to the 2018 season.
The Giants signed Nate Solder prior to the 2018 season. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Solder was made the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL when the Giants signed him in 2018. Unfortunately for New York, he has disappointed in his tenure with Big Blue. While there is still hope Solder can salvage the rest of his time with the Giants, the team just spent the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 Draft on their left tackle of the future in Andrew Thomas. This has already stirred rumors that Solder will be moved to right tackle in favor of Thomas on the blind side.

2. Leonard Williams, DE

The Giants traded for Leonard Williams in 2019.
The Giants traded for Leonard Williams in 2019. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Yes, the Giants are paying Leonard Williams a bunch of money in 2020 via the franchise tag, but that doesn't necessarily guarantee his job if he's not performing. The defensive line is arguably the strongest and deepest part of this Giants team. Williams only grabbed 0.5 sacks through eight games with the Giants last season, and New York simply needs him to be better than that. If Williams can't improve upon his numbers from last season, someone like B.J. Hill could begin to push him for playing time.

3. Kyler Fackrell, OLB

Kyler Fackrell was signed away from the Green Bay Packers during free agency.
Kyler Fackrell was signed away from the Green Bay Packers during free agency. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Kyler Fackrell was signed this offseason to help bolster the Giants linebacking corps, but on just a one-year deal, he might not have the starting job all sown up. Second-year player Oshane Ximines was a third-round pick in 2019 and showed some real promise as a rookie. In 16 games, but just two starts, Ximines had 4.5 sacks, 25 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 9 QB hits. Not eye popping numbers, but for the amount of playing time he got, that's certainly promising. If Fackrell can't top that production early on, Ximines could end up taking his spot.


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