As Banks said, he thinks the Giants made the right decision staying with No. 10 and drafting Barkley. He’s not worried about a drop off in play from the 37-year-old two-time Super Bowl MVP.
"“I see a very live arm. His football IQ you never worry about. You never worry about him picking up a system. You see a live arm. You see a guy with accuracy. I’m not worried about a decline there. He’s got a lot to work with right now. He’s still learning and learning the players around him as well.”"
The play along with the offensive line and establishing a ground game will be critical to the team’s offensive success. Shurmur led Minnesota to the league’s seventh-best rushing attack last year. That’s also with the Vikings losing electric rookie running back Dalvin Cook after just four games.
Giants fans can only hope Shurmur has a similar impact on Big Blue as he had on Minnesota. The Vikings saw improved offensive line play, and quarterback Case Keenum had a career-year in his lone season under the Giants new head coach.