The New York Giants paid a high price to acquire defensive lineman Leonard Williams during the 2019 NFL season. If the organization wants to keep him beyond this year, they’ll have to pay an even higher cost to meet his asking price.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman placed the franchise tag on Leonard Williams early this offseason to ensure he wouldn’t hit free agency. While the move keeps Williams in New York for the 2020 season, discussions on a contract extension aren’t going well.
According to SportsNet New York’s Ralph Vacchiano, Williams is seeking between $18-20 million per year on his contract extension. It’s a price the Giants aren’t willing to come near and both sides aren’t close on a deal.