The big fella is moving and grooving. Ever since NY Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas underwent ankle surgery in late January, the fanbase has been worried about his health. Thomas, understandably, wasn’t able to showcase his skills in protecting Daniel Jones at OTAs or the team’s minicamp.
However, that doesn’t mean the massive left tackle hasn’t been grinding around the clock to make sure he’s good to go for Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. Luckily for everyone, we’ve been gifted with a new workout clip of Thomas putting in serious work. Try not to get excited watching the video below.
NY Giants OT Andrew Thomas is looking great following his ankle surgery
It looks like Thomas is getting in some serious grind time in over in Atlanta, as this video was originally posted on Instagram by Pinnacle Performance’s J.T. Alphabet. As you can see in that workout clip, Thomas really is moving at a great speed and he’s showing no ill effects from his ankle procedure.
Thomas, a former first-round pick, really came on strong for the Giants last year and he was one of few bright spots for the offense. With the offensive line set to be completely different this upcoming season, Thomas will look to hold down the spot as unit leader. This will obviously include him taking No. 7 overall pick Evan Neal under his wing.
Earlier this offseason, Thomas said he’s been impressed with Neal’s work ethic and his eagerness to learn. Thomas will be handling the left tackle spot, while Neal is all set to be the starter on the opposite side of the line at right tackle. There will be a tremendous amount of pressure on both of these hosses to keep Jones’ upright.
Last season was an absolute joke in terms of protecting Jones. Opening up holes for Saquon Barkley and the other Giants running backs? Yeah, things weren’t real promising there either. However, there’s a ton of promise for the offensive line leading up to the fall and the team’s supporters are ready to see how good everyone can be working together.
Thomas will have countless eyes on him, but it’s clear he’s taking his offseason workouts seriously. He’s poised to show people he’s a Pro Bowl-level talent in 2022. Only time will tell if Thomas can get that job done for himself, but there’s definitely plenty of buzz surrounding his name right now.