NFL Franchise Exit Report: New York Giants

By: Little Italy (Publisher)

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Division: NFC East

2020 Finish: 22nd

Record: (6-10)

2021 First RD Draft Pick: 11th

What went Right in 2020?

I think the one bright spot for the Giants 2020 season came via Wayne Gallman’s mid to late season stretch. For one, it is nice to know that Saquon Barkley has a valuable backup/handcuff in Gallman. However, the most important thing that is positive is the fact that a healthy Barkley should be a monster in this Jason Garrett led offense. It was clear that even with the Giants trailing in games they still heavily involved the running back in the play calling, whether it be goal line looks, or in the passing attack which bodes really well for Barkley and his outlook in 2021. Another area that was a bright spot for this Giant’s team was their defense. This Giants unit was quietly solid this season, but the offense just did not have enough to support it.

What Needs to Improve in 2021?

Besides the defensive side of the ball and the running game, every other position needs to show improvement in 2021. Daniel Jones regressed as quarterback, Darius Slayton and the other wide receivers did not make much of an impact, and Evan Engram’s play was underwhelming as well. The fact that Engram was a 2020 Pro Bowler is an absolute joke. For all these positions to get better, it is going to have to begin under center with Jones. The Giants will need a quality #2 behind Jones that will either push him to get better, or replace him as the team’s starter, insert Ryan Fitzpatrick perhaps. If this QB position does not show improvement in 2021, a top five pick in the 2022 NFL Draft is likely in the cards for this franchise. Next time I will dive into the Franchise Exit Report for the San Francisco 49ers.