The New York Giants have been ranked as the 17th-best franchise in the NFL by The Score, which rated heads coaches, general managers, coordinators and owners to come up with a cumulative ranking.
Here is what was written about the Giants:
The Mara family and general manager Jerry Reese set an exacting standard for the organization, that led to two Super Bowls this decade. Whether Ben McAdoo can maintain a tradition of excellence remains to be seen.
The Score ranked GM Jerry Reese 15th:
Although he's been maligned in recent years, Reese is the architect of two Super Bowl-winning teams and few can match that statistic.
McAdoo, with really nothing to evaluate, was placed 29th:
McAdoo will unfairly live in the shadow cast by Tom Coughlin until proven otherwise. Known to be an offensive innovator, McAdoo for all intents and purposes is on probationary status until there's a body of work to evaluate.
Coordinators Steve Spagnuolo and Mike Sullivan combined to rank 23rd:
Ben McAdoo did a good enough job as OC under Tom Coughlin that he got the head coaching job. If Sullivan just follows McAdoo's instructions, he should be fine. Spagnuolo struggled in his first year back in New York, but an influx of defensive free agents gives him no excuses for 2016.
Owners John Mara and Steve Tisch ranked fourth:
The Mara family are one of America's great dynasties, even through the narrow lens of the football world. For 91 years, the Mara family ensured the club remained one of the NFL's marquee franchises, and it doesn't appear that'll be changing any time soon.
Overall, this is just discussion fodder. Your thoughts, though, Giants fans? Any surprises in the overall ranking, or the individual categories?