9 way too early NY Giants bold predictions for the 2023 season
5. Darren Waller doesn't miss a game for the Giants in 2023
This might be our most bold prediction yet. People are still celebrating the news that Waller, one of the best tight ends when healthy, will be catching balls from Danny Dimes next season. However, Waller also has an injury history that plenty of people in New York and New Jersey are pretty dang concerned about.
In the past two seasons, Waller has missed 14 games due to various injuries. The 6-6, 255-pounder last played in a full season back in 2020. That campaign, Waller earned Pro Bowl honors after he caught 107 balls for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns. Waller was a force and a huge asset for the Raiders offense.
Since then, though, he played in 11 games in 2021 and then in only nine contests in 2022. There's a bit of a risk here for Schoen and Co., who gave up a third-round pick for his services. While speaking at the NFL league meetings, Schoen said the training staff is already focused on Waller's practice schedule. The priority is to keep him healthy and smiling - look for him to play in all 17 games in '23.