Geoff Schwartz may have had his issues with health over his seven-year NFL career, but he did start in all 11 games he played in with the New York Giants in 2015. Schwartz is 6’6, 332 pounds and has played three positions on the offensive line in his NFL career: left guard, right guard, and right tackle.
Schwartz will play his eighth NFL season at age 30 and will interestingly enter free agency at the same time as his younger brother Mitchell Schwartz, an offensive lineman of the Cleveland Browns. The elder Schwartz brother likely won’t command the money of his younger brother, who is one of three terrific offensive linemen on the Browns roster, so affordability is on Geoff Schwartz’s side in 2016 free agency.
Going with Schwartz in free agency seems like a low-risk/high-reward type of signing for the Atlanta Falcons. He’s not as expensive as he once was and Dan Quinn and his staff could have interest in a guy that could start at either guard spot and has the necessary size to kick outside to right tackle should anything happen to Ryan Schraeder.
His potential signing won’t move the needle as some others would, but Atlanta could get another veteran interior offensive lineman that could play several positions as a rotational player, possibly a starter at right guard if Chris Chester leaves in free agency.
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