5 worst-case scenarios for the NY Giants in 2023

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After a strong 2022 for the New York Giants in Brian Daboll's first campaign as head coach, the team is now looking to build off their playoff season and reach the postseason in back-to-back years for the first time since 2008.

It will not be an easy task, with experts saying the Giants have one of the hardest schedules in the NFL. On top of that, there's plenty of questions surrounding both quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.

The Giants have been busy this offseason to improve the roster and fans are excited. However, there's still concern that 2022 was a fluke. With that said, here's our look at five 'worst-case scenarios' for the G-Men with the new campaign around the corner:

5. Saquon Barkley actually sits out the 2023 season

With Barkley leaving the door open that he'll sit out the 2022 campaign, Big Blue supporters are quite worried right now. This would be a major blow for the offense, as he is by far the team's best player on the offensive side of the ball. The hope is that an extention can get finalized before the July 17 deadline.

At his youth camp in Jersey City this past week, Barkley said that he's looking for respect. He also didn't seem too happy with the fact that countless stories have been leaked - and they didn't come from his camp.

Barkley is coming off the best season of his career, posting 1,312 rushing yards for the G-Men. Joe Schoen and Daboll obviously want to get something done with No. 26, but they want to make sure it's at the right price. The Giants don't want to overpay for a running back, something that historically never works out too well.