The New York Giants were one of 30 teams that were at home watching the Super Bowl like their fans on Sunday night. With the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime, the 2024 campaign is going to get underway shortly.
For a team like the Giants, this offseason is extremely important. There has been some turmoil for the franchise already this offseason, which got off to a rough start with the coaching staff. Head coach Brian Daboll has come under fire for how he has handled some situations, leading to defensive coordinator Wink Martindale resigning and several positions on the staff needing to be filled.
Another topic of debate for the Giants is what to do with the quarterback position. New York has incumbent veteran Daniel Jones, who signed a four-year, $160 million deal last offseason and followed it up with the worst season of his career.
Currently holding the No. 6 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, fans are holding out hope one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s class falls to them. Or, general manager Joe Schoen gets aggressive and moves up for his guy, just as the Buffalo Bills did for Josh Allen when Schoen was part of their front office.
Those two topics have garnered the most headlines for the Giants this season, but the truth of the matter is, that this isn’t a roster close to contending. There is a lot of work to be done on both sides of the ball, which is why early expectations are that New York isn’t going to come close to a Super Bowl next season.
As shared by Giants366 on X, Big Blue currently has their odds to win Super Bowl 59 set at +15000. That is tied for second lowest in the NFL, with only the Carolina Panthers, who have odds of +25000, being worse.
While it can certainly be argued that the Giants aren’t the second-worst team in the NFL, they are closer to that ranking than they are to being in the running for a title. New York is probably somewhere in between the Wild Card team that won a playoff game in the 2022 season and the disaster that occurred in 2023.
But, there is one thing that rang true for both teams; the Giants weren’t legitimate contenders. Until they can address their offensive line and find a quarterback willing to push the ball down the field, it is hard to envision them returning to the ranks of contenders.
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