5 worst-case scenarios for the NY Giants in 2023

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2. Sterling Shepard has a hard time staying on the field

Sterling Shepard is a fan favorite and is the longest-tenured Giant on this team entering 2023. However, Shepard is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered in the Week 3 loss to the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. It marked the second-straight year that Shepard suffered a season-ending injury.

Even though he's had limited action over the last few years when healthy, Shepard can still play ball at a high level and he's also been a top target for Jones. Shepard can still run some really good routes and he provides a veteran presence on this Giants offense that this team needs. With that said, we can't forget about his inability to stay healthy of late.

Last season, the Giants ended up being fine without Shepard in their final 14 games in the regular season and in their playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings, but having a healthy 'Shep' on this offense will certainly make a big difference for Jones. If he once again deals with injuries, it'll simply be heartbreaking to see for the veteran wideout.