NY Giants 53-man roster prediction after 12-7 loss to Jets
Which NY Giants bubble players helped their cause in a fight for a roster spot in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Jets?
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Most players hope to stand out on tape during the preseason, but if there is such a thing in August, Saturday night was a “burn the tape” game for the NY Giants in Week 1 of the preseason.
Granted, the Giants’ only starting skill position player to start on offense was Darius Slayton, but New York only managed 98 yards of total offense through the first three-plus quarters of Saturday night’s 12-7 loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
The offense redeemed itself on a fourth quarter drive, following a fumble recovery by rookie cornerback Rodarius Williams, Clayton Thorson found a wide open Damion Willis for a 21-yard touchdown to pull within three points with 7:52 remaining.
Still, despite a sluggish showing from the offense, there were some bubble players — such as wide receiver David Sills, and cornerback Rodarius Williams, who acquitted themselves nicely in the first exhibition game of the summer and took a step towards making the team.
Here’s a look at a latest 53-man roster projection, following Saturday night’s NY Giants preseason opener:
NY Giants Quarterbacks (2)
Daniel Jones, Mike Glennon
Outside looking in: Clayton Thorson
Jones didn’t take a snap against the Jets, but that doesn’t change the fact that he faces significant pressure this upcoming season.
If the NY Giants are going to push for the franchise’s first postseason berth since 2016, and Jones is going to convince the organization not to invest its pair of first-round picks in next spring’s draft in his replacement, cutting down on turnovers and rewarding the organization’s faith in him are what matters most.