NY Giants thrown under the bus again in latest CBS NFL rankings

CBS is not high on the G-Men at all ahead of the 2024 campaign.
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts
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Heading into the 2023 season, the New York Giants had high expectations after making the postseason for the first time since 2016 and winning a playoff game under first-year head coach Brian Daboll. This past season, however, was brutal.

The G-Men limped their way to a 6-11 record and saw franchise quarterback Daniel Jones go down with a torn ACL in Week 9. Everyone in East Rutherford was unfortunately brought back down to earth last fall and winter.

A major bounce-back year is needed for Daboll and Co., but not a lot of people think that's going to be the case. This includes the team over at CBS Sports. CBS came out with some new rankings, featuring the Giants in their bottom five.

CBS doesn't think a bounce-back year is coming for the Giants

Indeed, CBS Sports has the Giants as the fourth worst team in the NFL. The Broncos, Panthers and Patriots are the only organizations below them.

"New York lost its best playmaker this offseason in Saquon Barkley, plus A'Shawn Robinson and Xavier McKinney on the defensive side. There are also some questions about former NFL Coach of the Year Brian Daboll. He had a fallout with defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, then blocked Mike Kafka from interviewing with the Seattle Seahawks. A total of seven assistant coaches were fired or left the organization by the end of March, per NJ.com. You could make the argument that's not a great look for Daboll, but turnover was expected after last year's disaster. Now, can he turn it around?"

CBS' Jordan Dajani

Yes, there are plenty of questions about Jones this season and his durability, as well as the Giants offense as a whole. However, Big Blue did provide Jones some much-needed help by drafting hopefully their next star wideout in Malik Nabers with their first-round pick. They also filled Saquon Barkley's spot at running back by signing Devin Singletary, who Daboll knows very well from their days in Buffalo together.

Plus, the Giants also addressed some much-needed help with their offensive line by signing reliable vets in Jermaine Eluemunor and Jon Runyan Jr. You also can't forget their biggest move in the offseason was trading for edge-rusher Brian Burns and signing him to a massive five-year, $141 million contract.

So, while there are certainly many questions about the Giants' ability to rebound after a disastrous 2023, ranking them the fourth worst team in the NFL is very disrespectful. Come Week 1, the Giants will be motivated to prove their haters wrong.