Ranking 5 NY Giants most critical to Daniel Jones’ success in 2021
Daniel Jones will need all the help he can get to be successful in year three for the NY Giants.
Daniel Jones is the NY Giants’ most important player this season.
How Jones handles the pressure and adversity of being an NFL QB in the nation’s biggest and toughest market will be a key development for the entire organization for this year and beyond.
Jones has been a bag of mixed results in two years. There’s the dramatic second-half comeback win in his first career start, there’s a 5-touchdown, 350-yard overtime win, along with too many losing games with constant turnovers and bad decisions.
Daniel Jones will need help in order to be successful this year. Football is the ultimate team sport and it takes an entire army of people to win and keep winning.
Here’s a look at the five NY Giants most critical to Daniel Jones’ success in 2021.
#5 NY Giants Most Important to Jones’ Success: Tight Ends Evan Engram & Kyle Rudolph
We start our rankings off here with the NY Giants’ top two tight ends in 2021.
Evan Engram returns for year five in New York and his third season paired with Danny Dimes. Joining him will now be Kyle Rudolph after a long career with the Vikings for the past decade.
Both players will be very important for the NY Giants and their offense.
The Giants like to implement two or more tight ends on the field at the same time with ’12’ and ’13’ personnel groups. Both players will be expected to do a lot in this offense in a variety of roles.
Engram is basically a receiver stuck in a tight end’s body. He plays and runs like a receiver but the Giants still attach him to the line of scrimmage and have him stick his nose and find work in the run blocking department. Kyle Rudolph is a much more natural and well-rounded tight end who looks like and plays like a pure tight end.
The NY Giants will expect both players to help immensely in the passing game as the two seem to complement each other well. Expect Engram to be used in crossing patterns and used vertically up the field more in 2021. Rudolph on the other hand should be a bigger red zone target and a security blanket who can pick up first downs and move the chains.
Nonetheless, both players will be counted on to have huge roles in the offense. They will act as receivers, an extra tackle on the line of scrimmage, and all-purpose threats. The duo of Engram and Rudolph is potent and the Giants can form a legitimate 1-2 punch at tight end this season to bring this offense to life.