Giants fans won’t be happy with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, as they are viewed as the 7th least likely team to win Super Bowl 56. If there is any consolation, the oddsmakers certainly don’t consider the NFC East as being a threatening bunch. New York is in the mix of potentially needing a quarterback, but there haven’t been many words on them moving on from Daniel Jones either. This team has definitely been adding talent, but the offense has really struggled over the last few seasons. While some teams are one or two pieces away from joining the list of serious contenders, the Giants have many moves to make.
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Struggling To Find Identity
Now the overall defensive numbers made this defense look better than advertised. They played six games against a dreadful division. The defense was decent against the run, and James Bradberry was a strong signing last offseason. Blake Martinez also solidified a need. While the Giants will continue to add pieces here and there to a defensive side that they have tried to invest in, the offense remains a bigger project. Injuries have not helped this group, as Saquon Barkley has missed time over the last two years, and both Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard have sat out quite a bit of game. Factoring in Golden Tate’s age and the rest of this group, the offense is tough to buy into as one that will be ready to roll next season. Add into that mix with Daniel Jones playing more games than touchdown passes last season, there is a massive issue. Jones has 35 touchdowns over 27 career games and 22 interceptions.
New York has the 11th overall pick barring any trade. In a deep, wide receiver class, they should have a few strong options available for the taking. This receiving core is quickly falling off, and this is the class to begin to build. Barkley will be back, but with Jones under center, this team is squandering to find a direction.
Strengths & Weaknesses
The offensive line struggled, and with a young quarterback and mediocre offensive line, it is expected to go poorly. Andrew Thomas looked better towards the second half of the season, their 4th overall pick last season. Until this line can begin to create holes for the running backs and help pass protection, it is a glaring weakness. As mentioned above, the depleted receiving core and durability of a few names create a need at the wide receiver and tight end position. Evan Engram isn’t a lock to continue in New York moving forward.
We can find some strengths individually on the defensive side, but this unit failed to raise their game when it mattered most. New York ranked 19th in defense, where they were a decent run defense ranking 15th but struggled against the pass still. However, this was a major push from last season, where they ranked 28th. A couple of guys will be coming off the books this offseason, so it will be interesting to see how the Giants attack the defensive side. Dexter Lawrence had a sneaky good season, and the offseason acquisitions of Blake Martinez and James Bradberry were strong. New York should also continue to bolster their pass rush, which did produce 40 sacks last season.
Now the rest of the NFC East will dictate a little bit about how I view the Giants. If next season rolls around and, for some reason, the Eagles and Washington Football team don’t have it together, the Giants could certainly steal some games. However, both of those teams have quick fixes and a steadier defense to pick up some wins. Dak Prescott returning also makes the Cowboys frontrunners within the division. Unless Daniel Jones makes some major year-three leap, the offense will likely continue to struggle. Even with Saquon Barkley coming back, there is a lot to figure out on the offensive side. Out of all the NFC East teams and their current state, the Giants come across as the team with the most to patch up. I would look for them to be within the 5-7 win mark yet again.