3. Cornerback Sauce Gardner
After missing Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles with a concussion, Jets second-year cornerback Sauce Gardner is set to return which could cause a huge issue for the Giants on offense with their passing game. Gardner is just 23 years old and is already proving to be one of the NFL's top corners.
After being the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Gardner will be somebody to look out for in the Giants passing game. If the Giants want to have success on offense like they did on Sunday against the Washington Commanders, they need to figure out how to attack the Jets secondary - and not Gardner.
On paper, this looks like a favorable matchup for Gardner, especially with the fact that the Giants only have one touchdown on offense by a wide receiver all season long dating back to Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals by Isaiah Hodgins. Plus, the Giants have scored just two touchdowns on offense over their last four games. So, Gardner might be a force to be reckoned with.
He already has 20 combined tackles and a forced fumble and is looking like he's only getting better with time. Plus, no Giants receiver or tight end has yet to have a 100-yard game this season, so Gardner might have a field day. It also does not help with the fact that the Giants passing attack is ranked 29th in the league. This Jets secondary in particular is scary and with Gardner back from injury, he will be hungry and ready.