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The New York Giants face the off season with several questions. One of those is whether or not 10 year veteran Osi Umenyiora will be able to come back. In years passed, this would be a simple decision. This time, however, it is a little more complicated.
Several factors go into the decision; salary cap limits, his asking price, younger players waiting to step in and current Giants players hitting the free agent market are among them. While Umenyiora has stated that he would like to return, it is a little more complex than that.
His performance has steadily declined while others are waiting to take his place. With names like Jason Pierre-Paul, Adewale Ojomo, Justin Trattou and Adrian Tracy all chomping at the bit, Umneyiora has not been able to string together consistent seasons.
The past three seasons, he ended with 6, 9 and 11.5 sacks respectively. He does, however, have two rings and 75 sacks in his tenure with the ...