5 biggest NY Giants takeaways from the 2024 schedule release

The Giants 2024 schedule is a nice blend between challenging and manageable.
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After weeks of waiting, the 2024 NFL schedule was released and unveiled what the New York Giants' 100th season in the NFL will look like. With so much anticipation built up from free agency and all through the draft, Giants fans have been quick to comment on their thoughts on the 2024 schedule.

With so much attention and speculation regarding the positions of Daniel Jones, Brian Daboll, and Joe Schoen, this season has so much riding on the line. Let's take an early look at some key takeaways and conclusions drawn from the 2024 schedule release:

5. The Giants should start the season 2-0

While some argue that predicting a 2-0 start fresh off a 6-11 season is ridiculous, the Giants lucked out with how their season starts. Opening things up on Sept. 8 against the Minnesota Vikings, the Giants will likely face rookie quarterback J.J McCarthy in his first career start. 

Take all of McCarthy's nerves and jitters and add on a rockin' MetLife Stadium… it's hard to believe the Giants won't be able to welcome McCarthy to the NFL with a beatdown. The following week, on Sept. 15, the G-Men head up to Washington D.C. to take on the Commanders on the road.

For the Commanders, rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels will likely be making his second-career start and still adjusting to life as an NFL quarterback. For the Giants, it is definitely a net positive that their first two games will both come against rookies.

That said, if the G-Men decide to look past these quarterbacks and not prepare properly, they will be torched and off to a terrible start to the season. With weapons like Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson in Minnesota, along with Austin Ekeler and Terry McClaurin in D.C., these teams certainly have the capabilities to punish the G-Men.

Overall, let's hope the Giants set the 2024 tone early and often and show these rookie quarterbacks what life in the NFL is truly like. Starting out the season 2-0 would certainly raise spirits in East Rutherford and be great for team spirits heading into a tough stretch of the campaign.