NY Giants tight end Evan Engram is entering a pivotal season, and the new coaching additions figure to help unlock his true potential.
New NY Giants head coach Joe Judge has put together quite the offensive coaching staff, and tight end Evan Engram figures to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the well-rounded staff. Engram has had his ups and downs during his first three seasons, and all eyes will be on the former first-round draft pick as he looks to put it all together in year four.
Both Derek Dooley and Freddie Kitchens have extensive experience coaching tight ends and coaxing success out of the position at the NFL level. Kitchens worked with Jason Witten during his time in Dallas, and Dooley was able to get a couple of highly productive seasons out of Randy McMichael during their time together in Miami.
Most importantly, new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett runs a system that allows for tight ends to flourish. Since his scheme employs plenty of vertical routes for receivers, there is a ton of space for a tight end to work within the middle of the field. Engram has shown that he can be deadly working up the seams of the field, and it’s something we should expect to see often in 2020.
If Engram can find a way to stay healthy in 2020 – something he’s struggled with over the past two seasons – he could be in line to have his best season yet. With Daniel Jones one year older, and Big Blue seemingly lacking many other big-play threats, Engram could actually be the focal point of this passing offense.
Unlocking Engram’s All-Pro potential will likely be one of the coaching staff’s main goals this off-season, and hopefully, the fourth-year pro will be all in himself.
There’s no telling just how dynamic this offense can be with a highly-functioning Evan Engram being the mismatch nightmare he’s always showed the potential to be.