The New York Giants offense has struggled mightily all season. With a few tweaks to the roster, here is how Big Blue can vastly improve the offense in 2020.
The New York Giants offense has been so underwhelming for most of this season due to a variety of issues including poor offensive line play, injury, lack of depth and poor play calling. As a result, the offense needs some significant upgrades as the franchise looks to make a turnaround in 2020.
The offensive line play has been atrocious for the Giants this year, which is something that most experts were not expecting. Most analysts expected Will Hernandez to take a step forward in his sophomore year, Jon Halapio to revert to his play prior to injury last season, Nate Solder to improve after a year of getting acclimated in New York and the additions of Kevin Zeitler and Mike Remmers to bolster the line.
Instead, the offensive line has given up 38 sacks on the season, leaving Daniel Jones and Eli Manning running for their figurative lives. In addition, they have failed to provide solid run blocking, leaving Saquon Barkley with few running lanes to gain significant yardage.
The progression of young players like Jones and Barkley has been questionable at times this year. Barkley, has looked like a shell of his 2018 All Pro form, due to injury, poor blocking and inexplicable play calling. Meanwhile, Jones has looked great at times, but has struggled mightily with turnovers. On the season, Jones has 11 interceptions and 15 fumbles.
In addition, the Giants have struggled to find consistency on offense, as Jones, Barkley, Evan Engram, Golden Tate III, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Wayne Gallman (to name a few) have all missed time due to injury. With a constantly shifting roster on offense, it has proven difficult for the Giants to find consistency.
The good news is that the New York Giants possess enough talent on offense, that with a few moves in the offseason, they could make significant strides towards being a very good offense next season. They can improve drastically with a solid draft, some key free agent acquisitions and personnel moves.
With that in mind, here are five potential moves that would help move the team in the positive direction: