The NY Giants’ 2021 season will be a success if these 3 things happen
The NY Giants built a playoff caliber roster this offseason, but will only reach that potential if things go right during the 2021 NFL season
It’s no secret the NY Giants are ready to win now.
The Giants largely outperformed expectations in their first year with Joe Judge as head coach and narrowly missing out on the playoffs in an all-time bad NFC East. The NY Giants have made key additions to improve both sides of the ball.
Now, heading into Judge’s second year at the helm, expectations are exponentially higher.
What will it take for the Giants to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016?
Here are three things that’ll determine if the NY Giants’ 2021 season is a success:
Daniel Jones takes the leap
NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is out of excuses.
Jones has the backing of every significant figure in the organization and he finally has weapons around him. Now he has to show why the NY Giants drafted him 6th overall in the 2019 draft.
If the NY Giants hope to have a successful season, they’ll need him to make a jump similar to the one Josh Allen took for the Buffalo Bills last season.
The biggest area he’ll need to improve is his turnovers. Jones can’t have another year where he produces more turnovers than touchdowns.
Another question mark with Jones is his health. After missing multiple games in each of his first two seasons, he needs to play in every meaningful game of the season to quell any doubts about his durability.
Jones needs to have around 30 total touchdowns and cut the number of turnovers down to around 12. If he can make those improvements and stay healthy, then the Giants should be right in the thick of the playoff race in December.