Vacchiano admits that this would be a very expensive move for the Giants, who just applied their franchise tag to Jason Pierre-Paul on Monday.
Suh is reportedly looking to be the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, which means it could be difficult for the Giants to keep up with cap-rich teams like the Jaguars and Raiders once offers start coming in.
A team source tells Vacchiano that the Giants are unlikely to be involved in a bidding war for Suh.
In order to be serious players for Suh, Vacchiano mentions that they would likely have to sign QB Eli Manning and CB Prince Amukamara to a contract extensions, as this would give them some much needed cap space.
Reports from yesterday said that Suh will likely draw interest from the Raiders, Buccaneers, and Jaguars with the Dolphins being a wildcard team to keep an eye on. There’s still a chance that the Lions could retain Suh.
Suh, 27, is clearly the best available player in this year’s free agent class and arguably the best player to reach the open market in years.
In 2014, he recorded 51 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the league.
We have Suh currently ranked as the No. 1 player in our Top 100 Free Agents List.