4 best decisions Joe Schoen made with the Giants 53-man roster
By Zach Wolpin
3. Keeping TE/FB Chris Myarick
A roster spot is a roster spot, no matter how you get it. Maybe you make it because a spot opens up due to injury. Or you could be Chris Myarick, who started training camp and preseason as a tight end, and has recently found himself getting reps at fullback.
He’s entering his third NFL season, and chances are he was not going to make the team as a tight-end with rookie Daniel Bellinger and Tanner Hudson as TE1 and TE2. That forced Myarick to make a tough decision.
Initially, the offense did not have a fullback implemented. Myarick’s ability to run and pass block, along with his tight-end skills, make him a versatile fullback for the Giants. A comparison that comes to mind is Kyle Jusczcyk from the 49ers, who’s made a great career being a fullback. He’s made the Pro Bowl every season since 2016.
Chris Myarick is nowhere close to being Kyle Jusczcyk, let’s get that straight. But there is room for him to grow at fullback, and maybe he’ll catch on quickly. It could turn out to be a great decision for him.