New York Giants Review 2018 and 2019 Outlook

SportsBlenderNFL Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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New York Giants

5-11

4th NFC East

Grade : D+

The Giants and their fans will want to quickly forget the 2018-19 season. It began going sour early, with the Giants opening the season going 1-7. Quarterback Eli Manning was underwhelming this season, throwing for 4,299 yards, 21 TDs and 11 INTs, far from elite.

Team Defensive MVP

Landon Collins

Despite missing 4 games due to injury, Landon Collins was still able to lead the Giants in tackling. Collins registered 96 tackles, landing him in the top 10 for tackles as a safety. Collins was the driving force behind the Giants run defense, coming up from his safety position and causing havoc. Collins had 1 forced fumble and 6 tackles for loss in his solid 2018 season for the Giants.

Team Offensive MVP

Saquon Barkley

In just his rookie season, Saquon Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards (2nd In NFL) and 11 Tds (5th In NFL). Barkley was a huge contributor to this New York offense. In a week 14 win against divisional rivals Redskins, Barkley ran for 170 yards and a TD on just 14 carries. Barkley lived up to the hype that led the Giants to take him with the #2 pick overall in last years’ draft. Barkley promises to be one of the most dangerous rushing threats in the league next season, leading many experts and reporters to have him as an early frontrunner for the 2019-20 MVP race.

2019-20 Season Outlook

The Giants are in a peculiar spot heading into the offseason. New York is expected to hold on to many of their key players, but safety Landon Collins may not be on the roster at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The star safety has been rumored to be disappointed in the trajectory of the Giants, and might test free agency for a better opportunities elsewhere, as Collins is seeking postseason football.

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