NY Giants’ roster: Here is the ideal starting offense in 2021
By David Solow
Daniel Jones: Hopefully the best deep-ball thrower in the NFL will be given the chance to throw deep more often.
The combination of an improved offensive line, receivers that can get downfield and make plays, and the return of Barkley should allow Jones to have more success and put up some numbers. Kenny Golladay will be the best receiver Jones has played with at any level.
Saquon Barkley- The 2018 rookie of the year will be a surefire starter, but is likely to share carries early on with the newly acquired Devontae Booker. Coming off a season-ending ACL injury, it would be wise to bring Barkley along slowly.
Cullen Gillaspia* (Fullback)- Gillaspia excelled blocking from the h-back position as a fullback for the Texans. That was a role Kaden Smith filled for the NY Giants in 2020. Like Eli Penny, Gillaspia is a good special teams player, which means the tough free-agent fullback could be a low-cost (850k) replacement for both Kaden Smith and Eli Penny.
*I don’t think the NY Giants will start a fullback most games, but I think GIllaspia is an interesting player worth mentioning that could play an important role.