Bragging rights NY Giants fans can bring up at July 4 BBQs

NY Giants, Eli Manning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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It’s that time of the year where the grill is going to be working overtime, the coolers will be filled with tasty beverages and plenty of smack talk will be going down between friends and family. Every July 4, the BBQs across the country are a ton of fun and football fans try and stick it to one another.

This will be no exception in New York and New Jersey, as NY Giants fans will certainly be surrounded by plenty of Cowboys, Eagles and Commanders supporters. With the insults expected to be on the way following NY’s rough showing last season, we’ve got you covered with some brilliant comebacks that will be able to silence your not-so-friendly guests.

3. Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal have the future looking bright

If those pesky friends of yours are saying the G-Men are a joke, go ahead and remind them of who the No. 5 and No. 7 overall picks were this year. We’re of course talking about pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive tackle Evan Neal. Both of these guys are total studs and the future couldn’t be brighter for the two.

Starting with Thibodeaux, the former Oregon stud was born to bring back opposing quarterbacks. He’s already got Azeez Ojulari’s NY single-season rookie record in mind, as Ojulari posted eight last fall. Thibodeaux could end up demolishing that record, as his supporters think he should be able to reach the double-digit mark.

That won’t be enough for Thibodeaux, though. He recently revealed that he’s hoping to post a sack a game. If he pulls that off, finishing the season with 17, he’d go on to break the NFL’s rookie record set by former Tennessee Titans playmaker Jevon Kearse, who posted 14.5 sacks in 1999.

Should Thibodeaux also top Kearse’s number, then you can go ahead and lock him in as your Defensive Rookie of the Year. While that’s fun to think about, Thibodeaux needs to showcase his talents from the start. As for Neal, he’ll have the right tackle spot this season and he’ll be ready to open up holes for Saquon Barkley, plus protect the heck out of Daniel Jones. Yup, 2022 could be a campaign to remember for both of these guys.