On May 11th, Will Hernandez signed a four year contract worth $7.5 million. The UTEP product was drafted with the 34th pick by the Giants and plants to play on the left side of the line with newly signed Nate Solder.
The 22-year-old Hernandez plans to be a big addition to an improved offense with a new identity involving the offensive line.
Hernandez celebrated this new career path with a reward for him and his family: a house. This is a humbling change for the 6-foot-2, 327 pound linemen. According to northjersey.com, Hernandez and his family had to one point live in a shed they bought from Home Depot during economic hardships.
The offensive guard is very appreciative of how hard his parents worked during his childhood. Hernandez said, "That helped change my mentality, what we went through, and I wouldn't change that experience, to be honest."
He looks to not only protect quarterback Eli Manning this year but also will develop alognside fellow rookie Saquon Barkley. Barkley, as well as Hernandez, also bought a house for his parents in late June.