NY Giants Offseason: The Viking Age on Offseason Signings from Minnesota
Question #2: Rudolph missed four games last season, the first time he missed a game since 2014. He is now recovering from offseason surgery but should be back in time for camp and Week 1. How much of a concern is his preexisting foot injury?
At his age, it shouldn’t be something the Giants mess around with.
Yes, they want him on the field. But they also don’t want to rush him back out and ruin the investment they made in him. His recent injury history is encouraging, but New York should still let Rudolph fully recover from his foot injury before he suits up for them next season.
I would actually be more concerned about him losing out on time to develop a chemistry with Daniel Jones this offseason.
A lot of veteran players aren’t participating in OTAs this year, but a bunch are still getting together in private to work out with their teammates. If Jones is getting together with some of the Giants pass-catchers before this year’s training camp, Rudolph won’t be able to attend, and that could result in the young quarterback not having enough trust to throw to him early in the season.