After a surprising 9-7-1 record in 2022 that saw the NY Giants sneak into the NFC Wild Card picture and a road playoff victory over the Vikings, the G-Men came into this season with hopes of building on the momentum they captured in head coach Brian Daboll’s first season. Alas, things have gone haywire in what is seemingly a lost season.
It’s good to hear Saquon Barkley and the rest of the team are still playing hard and with joy because that’s not how it feels from the fans' perspective. At this rate, the offseason can’t come sooner for Big Blue Nation.
This season, Barkley has held up his end of the bargain, playing through a high-ankle sprain and operating as the engine of a dormant Giants offense. Unlike Barkley, the Giants were expecting these five players to be relied upon heavily throughout the season, but they’ve gone completely missing through the first 10 weeks:
5. Parris Campbell
The Giants signed Parris Campbell to a one-year, $4.7 million contract this offseason. A former second-round pick out of Ohio State University, Campbell has always been regarded as a talented player with game-changing speed who thrives after the catch. However, injuries have plagued his professional career. Campbell played no more than seven games in his first three years in the NFL. However, health hasn’t been the issue for Campbell this season, he’s played in all 10 of the Giants games. Still, Campbell has left much to be desired thus far.
In 10 games, Campbell has earned just 26 targets, which he’s converted into 19 receptions and 106 scoreless yards. Campbell has been a non-factor in the Giants offense this season, limited to playing just 28 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. Now, with undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito under center for the foreseeable future, Campbell may never turn it around.