The pressure is on for the Giants to perform
Heading into the upcoming NFL season it looks like the New York Giants have the right head coach in Joe Judge, but do they have the right roster to make it back to the playoffs? Starting quarterback Daniel Jones needs to prove that he can lead this team back to a Super Bowl.
I’m not saying the Giants are a Super Bowl team, but Jones has to prove that he has what it takes to one day bring Big Blue another Lombardi Trophy.
There is also a lot of pressure on general manager Dave Gettleman because if this team doesn’t show enough progress, he will likely be out of a job this time next year.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report has listed the Giants as one of five NFL teams that are under the most pressure to make the playoffs in 2021.
Quarterback Daniel Jones must make good use of Golladay, one of the Giants’ prized acquisitions. Jones threw for 2,943 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. Now going into a critical third year with a go-to receiver, Jones must elevate the offense whether running back Saquon Barkley can play through a full season or not.
Dave Gettleman, who drafted Jones in the first round of the 2019 draft, is 15-33 as the Giants’ general manager. With that record, he had to approach the offseason in win-now mode.
Last year, at 6-10, the Giants finished second in the NFC East behind the Washington Football Team, yet they went 4-2 within their division. With a top-10 defense from the previous campaign and pricey acquisitions on both sides of the ball, Gettleman isn’t likely to see a fourth season if Jones struggles on a non-playoff squad.
The other teams in the list are the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders. Out of all of the the teams on the list, including the Giants, the Cardinals probably have the best quarterback situation right now.
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