Making the playoffs would be the best for the Giants
I don’t think anyone over the course of this season really thought that the New York Giants would be heading into week 17 of this season with a chance at making the playoffs. Especially with a 5-10 record.
If the Giants make the playoffs this season it would be a huge confidence boost heading into the offseason no matter what their record is. If they don’t make it they will get a draft pick within the top-10 that could end up as a high as third overall.
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY ran a poll on Twitter asking Giants’ fans if they would rather their team make the playoffs or get a top-10 draft pick for 2021. The results are shocking. As you can see below, most fans would rather the team not win the NFC East and make the playoffs.
Now I get it. Fans are thinking that there isn’t any reason for the Giants to make the playoffs because they will likely get embarrassed in the Wild Card round. And they are probably right. But it would be a nice confidence boost heading into 2021 knowing that they just won the NFC East.
Also, whether the Giants are picking third, 10th or 19th overall, it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day whoever they draft needs to work out and make them a better team.