2. The Giants unknown quarterback situation
Who the starting quarterback will be for the Giants in 2024 is one of the biggest unknowns and biggest questions heading into the offseason. Will it be Daniel Jones? Will they draft a quarterback in April? Will Tyrod Taylor come back? Will the Giants sign a short-term option if Jones isn’t healthy? Some of these questions are the ones that Joe Schoen is asking himself over and over again.
If it is Jones, he’s an injury-prone and rather unlucky quarterback who suffered a second neck injury and is recovering from ACL surgery - these injuries limited him to just six games in 2023. If Jones gets the starting nod for Week 1, or at any point in 2024, he will desperately need for the offensive line to improve, especially since he was sacked 30 times in six games and his play didn’t exactly improve after he got his pay raise.
Or, if it is a rookie quarterback, they are going to want a decent enough offensive line to hold them up and not have what happened with Tommy DeVito, who was sacked 37 times in the six starts he made and nine total games he appeared in.
With the uncertainty the Giants have at quarterback, and the offensive line, bringing back the one certainty the Giants have had in Barkley to be back with the offense would be ideal, especially over trying to start fresh with a running back who doesn’t have the same abilities as Barkley. Schoen needs to find a way to get something done with him.