Good morning, New York Giants fans! While we continue to swelter here in the Northeast, let’s think Giants football with just more than a week remaining before training camp.
Position previews are all the rage as pretty much everyone who writes about the Giants is doing them. We think ours are as good or better than anyone’s, but there are others if you feel the need to get even more of a Giants fix, there are others. NJ Advance Media and The Athletic (post by Patricia Traina) are looking at linebackers. Traina also looks at the offensive line for The Athletic [subscription only].
We knew this already, but The Sporting News says Eli Manning is among the quarterbacks with the most to prove in 2018.
A 37-year-old, two-time Super Bowl MVP does not have a lot to prove in the NFL, but he does have something to prove to the Giants this year. As it stands, the heir apparent to the Big Blue QB throne does not appear to be on the roster even though the Giants had the opportunity to take a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft with the No. 2 overall pick.
Instead, the Saquon Barkley selection means the Giants believe they can win another title with Manning at the helm. It’s time for the QB, with a talented and presumably healthy offensive bunch, to give it one or two more goes and hope that January magic still exists in his right arm.
ESPN panelists put together the best starting lineup they could come up with using all under-25 players. Three Giants — Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley (2nd team to Todd Gurley) and Landon Collins made the list.
Speaking of Barkley, NFL.com has put together running back rankings heading into the 2018 season. Barkley isn’t mentioned because rookies weren’t considered. What I would like you to ponder is where you think Barkley will rank on this list a year from now.
When you think of the most talented players in Giants history, Lawrence Taylor tops the list and Odell Beckham Jr. is generally looked at as the most exciting player the Giants have had since. Well, LT recently weighed in on Beckham’s contract and what he still needs to prove.
The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are good, and are set up in a way where they should remain among the league’s best teams for years to come. Eagles.com recently took a look at how smart free agency decisions helped them get there.
Finally, I leave you with this.