The New York Giants have made a qualifying offer (a second-round tender) to placekicker Aldrick Rosas, a restricted free agent.
That means the 2018 Pro Bowler can negotiate with any club. If a restricted free agent signs an offer sheet with a new club, his old club can match the offer and retain him because the qualifying offer entitles it to a "right of first refusal" on any offer sheet the player signs.
If the old club does not match the offer, it may receive draft-choice compensation depending on the amount of its qualifying offer. If an offer sheet is not executed by the deadline, the player's negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club.
Rosas has played in 48 regular-season games, all with the Giants. He has made 62 of 75 field goal attempts (82.7 percent) and is 86 of 94 on extra points.
In 2018, Rosas had one of the best seasons by a kicker in Giants history. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl and named second-team All-Pro after scoring 127 points (32 of 33 field goal attempts and 31 of 32 extra point tries).
The 32 field goals are the fifth-highest total in Giants history. Rosas' 97.0 field goal percentage is a Giants record, and he was just 1/100th of a percentage point behind NFL leader Robbie Gould, a former Giant.
Rosas made his final 19 field goal attempts, the second-longest streak in Giants history. On Dec. 2, Rosas kicked the longest field goal in Giants history, a 57-yarder against Chicago in MetLife Stadium. Ali Haji-Sheikh had held the record for 35 years, with a pair of 56-yard field goals in 1983.