Giants have questions to answer on the field
The New York Giants have made a lot of additions to their roster this season after spending big in free agency, but it doesn’t mean they will get back to the playoffs.
Peter King of NBC Sports has released his latest power rankings and made a good point about the last-ditch effort that former Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese made in 2016. He also has New York at number 20. You can read what he wrote below:
20. N.Y. Giants (6-10)
GM Dave Gettleman’s free-agency spree reminds me of Jerry Reese’s last-gasp spree in 2016, when the Giants spent huge to buy a defense—Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon, Snacks Harrison—and rode that to 11 wins and a wild-card berth. But it was unsustainable, and Reese paid with his job, and the Giants are 18-46 since. So now, with a win-now edict in effect from co-owner John Mara, the Giants spent $111 million in tight cap times for a game breaking wideout, Kenny Golladay, and a good corner, Adoree’ Jackson, to pair with James Bradberry. This can’t be a one-year fix, but rather the start of a good run for young quarterback Daniel Jones (the jury’s still semi-out on him) and a big piece for a defense that showed signs of being a playoff unit last year. For Jones, Gettleman could haven’t done more for him. Adding ultra-solid Kyle Rudolph for a year or two alongside Evan Engram gives the Giants tight end depth. Drafting Kadarius Toney in the first round give the Giants a corps of wideouts that could be a top-10 group if they perform to their résumés. Very interesting, and important, year for a team that’s been too disappointing for too long. Did you know this season’s the 10-year anniversary of New York’s last playoff win? That win, of course, was over the Patriots in the Super Bowl. But that deodorant has worn off. Jones will feel the heat, as will Gettleman, if the Giants stumble out of the gate.
I think 20 is fair for the Giants with all of the question marks that surround them as a team.
On paper and with how New York finished the 2020 season I think there is plenty of things to be positive about . The biggest question is whether or not quarterback Daniel Jones can deliver.
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