5 best Christmas gifts the NY Giants gave us this year

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Christmas is almost here and life sure is good if you’re an NY Giants fan. After going 4-13 last season, things were a mess for the G-Men. Let’s be real, we want to forget the ’21 campaign as soon as possible, especially since Joe Judge was the man working as head coach of the unit. Talk about a train wreck.

Well, the days of Judge and former general manager Dave Gettleman are long gone. It’s a new era for NY pigskin and this team has no questioned provided us with so much joy. Matter of fact, they delivered with several early Christmas presents way before Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 were even on our radar. In this piece, we take a look at five things in particular we’re glad the Giants gifted us this year.

5. New general manager Joe Schoen

At the top of the list, Santa Claus went ahead and made our day on Jan. 21 to start the new year. We’re of course talking about the hire for new general manager Joe Schoen, who has done a tremendous job since his first day in East Rutherford. Due to Gettleman’s past mistakes, Schoen has had his hands tied a bit in trying to improve the roster.

However, he’s made some sensational decisions, helping this team get back to this point. Entering the year, no one thought the Giants would be in the hunt to sneak into the playoffs. Heck, not a lot of people thought they’d be competitive during games on a consistent basis. This team has proven all of their haters wrong and Schoen is a big reason for that.

He’s been able to find some impressive diamond in the rough-type players, including cornerback Fabian Moreau and wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins. With injuries haunting this team this season, it’s been such a roller-coaster ride seeing who even is healthy enough to suit up. Schoen has ridden out the storm and done so wonderfully. He’s been a joy to have leading the front office.