ESPN has little faith in NY Giants compared to rest of NFC East

NY Giants, Brian Daboll. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Brian Daboll. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Could the NY Giants be a surprise team to sneak into the postseason in 2022? That’s what countless fans are hoping to see this winter, as Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen have people believing that this team will be ready to prove countless haters wrong. It turns out the Giants will also be working to make ESPN regret their preseason prediction for them.

The worldwide leader in sports released its NFC East projections for this upcoming season and they’ve got Dallas repeating as the champs of the division. This isn’t much of a surprise. What is the surprise, however, is where they have the Giants wrapping up the campaign.

ESPN thinks the NY Giants will finish in last of the NFC East again

"“Let’s start by putting the Giants last,” ESPN wrote on the G-Men. “They have the worst roster of the bunch. The Commanders are the wild card. They are better than most want to believe, especially if Wentz can be steady. The Eagles crushed the draft and traded for receiver A.J. Brown, and the Cowboys’ offensive line is on the decline. So it’s Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas and the Giants.”"

If you’re a Giants supporter, you’ve got to hate seeing this take from ESPN on Daboll’s men. The fact of the matter, though, is that while the team made some great moves this offseason – highlighted by revamping the offensive line – it doesn’t mean anything until major strides can be showcased on the gridiron.

With that said, the fact that the offensive line should be much better, plus the additions of guys like Kayvon Thibodeaux, Evan Neal, Wan’Dale Robinson and others through the NFL Draft, it should all result in this team being quite improved compared to 2021. A healthy Saquon Barkley could make the world of a difference too.

It will be on the Giants playmakers to rise to the occasion and step their game up, but Daboll, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and defensive coordinator Wink Martinale have provided the group as a whole with much needed energy.

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The Giants feel like a team that will go on to surprise a ton of folks from start to finish this year. Go ahead and add ESPN to the long list. We’ll see if Jones, Barkley and several other studs can make ESPN look foolish for what they had to say.