2. OL Andrew Thomas
The Giants have been without their most dominant offensive lineman all season, which is a significant reason for their pass-blocking struggles. Left tackle Andrew Thomas suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of the Giants' Week 1 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The injury has been a massive blow for the G-Men because of the fourth-year lineman's impact on the field.
Last year, Thomas played 1,049 offensive snaps, allowed just three sacks, and finished with an 89.1 grade overall, according to Pro Football Focus. The former No. 4 overall pick by the Giants in 2020 impressed the coaching staff, leading to a well-deserved contract extension this offseason worth up to $117.5 million, keeping him in East Rutherford through the 2029 season.
The Giants are hoping they can get their starting left tackle back soon. Big Blue fans should be optimistic as the veteran returned to practice on Wednesday. While he may not be active this Sunday against the Jets, there is a strong chance we could see Thomas suit up in Week 9 on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders. However, it wouldn't be a shocker to see him play this Sunday either.