Ben McAdoo says his vision for the New York Giants is "putting that fifth Lombardi Trophy in the case." The Lombardi Trophy is, of course, what goes to the Super Bowl winner, and the Giants have four of them. How close are the Giants to being able to get that fifth Lombardi in McAdoo's rookie season?
Las Vegas oddsmakers don't give the Giants a very good shot at accomplishing that in Super Bowl 51, with the Giants currently listed at 50-1 odds of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy a year from now. Only eight teams have longer odds at this time.
Why bother looking at these odds before the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos play Super Bowl 50? Before free agency? Before the 2016 NFL Draft? Only because when all of that is said and done and training camp arrives this summer it will be interesting to see if oddsmakers believe the Giants have improved their chances with their offseason work.
This promises to be an active, interesting offseason for the Giants. They have critical decisions to make on unrestricted free agents like Jason Pierre-Paul, Prince Amukamara, and Robert Ayers. They also have decisions to make on players like Will Beatty, Geoff Schwartz, and Victor Cruz. Per Spotrac, they currently have $46.7 in salary cap space and could have upwards of $60 million depending on player cuts and salary renegotiations. We have begun profiling potential free-agent targets. The Giants also have the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.