When the 2022 NFL season began, not many people expected the New York Giants to do anything meaningfully positive.
But they started the schedule by winning six of their first seven games, drawing attention throughout the league, and after reaching the playoffs, they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, who had won 13 games, in the wild card round.
Still, many are writing off the Giants for next season.
But linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux likes the fact that they aren’t favorites for the 2023 season, as the NFL noted on Twitter.
—NFL (@NFL) June 21, 2023
New York has spent this offseason awarding lucrative contracts to quarterback Daniel Jones and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, and they’re currently figuring out what to do with star running back Saquon Barkley.
Barkley is currently under his franchise tag, but they only have a few more weeks to come to terms with him on a new contract.
They haven’t made any major acquisitions, but they hope tight end Darren Waller, whom they acquired from the Los Vegas Raiders in a trade, will give them some much-needed juice in their passing game.
Last season, the Giants ranked 24th in passing touchdowns and 26th in passing yards, and they could use a few more weapons on offense to help Jones develop and reach the next level as a passer.
The NFC East will be tougher, as the Dallas Cowboys have made big additions that could take them to the top of the division, and the defending conference champion Philadelphia Eagles aren’t going anywhere.
The Giants will have to call on their value once again to make the playoffs again.
NFL Insider provides the latest update on Saquon Barkley’s contract talks