It is safe to say the New York Giants overachieved last season with an 11-5 record under Ben McAdoo in his first year as head coach. The over-achievement also had some consequences as well. One of them was a 38 to 13 loss in the first-round of the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers. The second was Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics after the playoff game.
The Giants have Super Bowl expectations this season after taking a major step forward last season. They are one of the few teams in the NFL that has a strong offense and defense.
Eli Manning is 36 years old and this is his last possible chance at a championship. He is obviously the week one starter. The multi million dollar question is who will be his backup? Davis Webb will be one of the other quarterbacks on the roster because they are working with him to become Eli’s replacement when Manning decides to retire.
That means Josh Johnson or Geno Smith will be Eli’s backup and I think Johnson will win the job. Geno has shown what he could and I haven’t heard anything impressive from him. I’ve heard better things about Johnson.
At running back, Paul Perkins will be the starter. The other three running backs that make the roster is a slam dunk Wayne Gallman, Shane Vereen, and Orleans Darkwa.
At wide receiver, everyone talks about the three-headed monster in Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard, but what depth will their be after that? Dwyane Harris will make the roster because of special teams. That’s four right there.
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