The New York Giants have overhauled their roster this offseason. Gone are three of the team’s best players in 2018: Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins, and Olivier Vernon. Some might say this team is rebuilding, but according to the newest Giant, safety Antoine Bethea, who signed with the team after two seasons in Arizona, the Giants are not rebuilding.
“No, it’s not a rebuilding team,” Bethea said at a press conference today. “At the end of the day, we have to go out and play on Sundays. Regardless of the names you have on paper, you still have to go out there and perform. You get a good nucleus, some good guys that can work together. Obviously, the league year just started. I know upstairs, they’re doing what they need to do to build a great team. As players, our job is to come out there and put our best performance, our best foot forward and put the best product we can put on the field.”
Obviously, after the moves the Giants have made thus far in the offseason, many Giants fans are unhappy, but the 13-year-old veteran knows that the business of football can be very tricky.
“I’ve been in this league a long time, and I’ve seen things go on,” Bethea said. “It’s just a part of the business. I know some Giants fans might not like it, but it’s just a part of the business, and we have to keep going.”
It should be interesting to see what the 2019 Giants look like when the season starts. On paper, it seems like a rebuild. However, we’ll have to see the other moves this team makes in the offseason to get a definite answer on whether the Giants are looking to win now or later.