A New Look in NYC
The New York Giants 2022 outlook is led by a completely new GM and Head Coach. Joe Schoen is in for Dave Gettleman as General Manager. He can’t be worse than Gettleman. And Brian Daboll is the teams head coach after a not so great tenure of Joe Judge. Brian Flores was rumored to be in the final list of potential coaches, but his class action lawsuit may have ended that hope. One of the more underrated hires of the offseason was the Giants bringing Wink Martindale in as DC from Baltimore. After a really bad 4 win season in 2021, the Giants are turning the page and looking to the future. For all the changes in the front office and coaching staff, the team still has a lot of the same question marks on the field.
Put Up or Shut Up Dan Jones
Daniel Jones, or Dan Jones as he goes by now, is in a make or break year. The GM who drafted him is gone, and the team did not pick up his 5th year option. So if Dan Jones is going to be in a Giants uniform beyond 2022, he will need to prove it. Since entering the league in 2019 he has fumbled the ball 36 times! Now, not all of those fumbles were turnovers, but that’s still way too many times to put the ball on the ground. Pair that with the 29 interceptions, and Dan Jones has left Giants fans asking WTF? Silver lining; Jones’s interceptions have gone down every year. But so have his passing touchdowns. This is a make or break season for Dan in New York, and he’s going to have to wow the fan base and franchise to remain under center in 2023.
He’s not the Only One
Dan Jones is not the only Giant entering a make or break 2022. Saquon Barkley had his fifth year option picked up, but is unsigned beyond this year. Since his rookie season where he accounted for over over 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns. Since then he has missed 21 games, eclipsed 1,00 rushing yards once, and scored just 12 touchdowns. Kenny Galloday was a huge flop in his first season with the Giants. Now his contract will be difficult to get out of, but if he puts out another season like his 2021 campaign they will be looking to phase him out. There are plenty of other players on the roster that need to prove their worth to the new coaching staff and front office.
Talented Draft Class
The New York Giants 2022 outlook is closely tied to the 2022 draft class. Kayvon Thibodeaux out of Oregon and Evan Neal from Alabama can be anchors in the interior for the next decade if they hit. They are just 2 of the 11 draft picks the Giants made. If those top two guys hit, and they can find a few additional quality starters out of the other 9 draftees, the foundation is laid for the future in New York (or New Jersey). Let’s get in to the New York Giants 2022 Outlook.