Let's hope Kayvon Thibodeaux's lofty 2024 NY GIants goal doesn't backfire on him

Thibodeaux has history on his mind this season
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The NY Giants pass-rush is going to be so much fun to watch this season. Former first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux is coming off a stellar sophomore campaign, while general manager Joe Schoen traded for Brian Burns this past winter. These two are going to be unreal together.

While there's loads of excitement for Burns to be a beast in the trenches for the G-Men, don't forget that Thibodeaux is going to be a monster too. After posting 11.5 sacks in 2023, Thibodeaux is ready for much more production in '24. So much in fact, he's eyeing Michael Strahan's sacks record? That's exactly what Thibodeaux has in mind.

Kayvon Thibodeaux is hoping to break Michael Strahan's sacks record this season

"We're just going to start this off, if you were wondering, I'm going for the record -- so don't ask. Every year I'm here, I'm going for Michael Strahan's record.

Now being here, it's like he (Strahan) didn't have as many rush opportunities as I'm going to have. The game wasn't as much passes as it was before. I have an opportunity that people would wish they could be in. It's only right if I give the people what they want. I honor myself by putting everything on the line, trying to be the best."

Kayvon Thibodeaux via NJ.com

You've got to love Thibodeaux's confidence and ambition. However, the last time he set a pretty big goal like this, things didn't go according to plan. Ahead of his rookie season in 2022, Thibodeaux said he wanted to post a sack per game.

Fans of course would have loved for him to make that happen, but he missed the start of the campaign with a knee injury and closed out Year 1 with only four sacks. He was a totally different playmaker last fall and winter, though, posting 11.5. What will Year 3 bring?

If Thibodeaux has his way, he'll pass Strahan's 22.5, nearly doubling the amount he finished with last season. We'd love to see it, but if Thibodeaux improves from 11.5, plenty of Big Blue supporters will gladly take that too. Either way, another exciting campaign should be on the way for him and the rest of the Giants pass-rush.