These stats show how badly the Giants needed pass-catching help this offseason

The days of Richie James leading the Giants in receiving yards are over
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Among the top priorities for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen in recent months was without question bringing in new playmakers for Daniel Jones. Throughout most of last season, the Giants wide receivers room simply was not good enough for them to compete at a high level.

However, that didn't stop Big Blue from going 9-7-1 in 2022, plus posting an inspiring win over the Vikings in the Wild Card Round. Now, the new faces in town will be ready to help the offense be much better in '23.

With that said, how rough did the passing game look at times last fall? Warren Sharp went ahead and broke down some numbers for the NY pass-catchers in wins last campaign and this is eye-opening in a negative way:

The NY Giants passing game should be much improved this season

No disrespect to Richie James, but for him to be the leading wideout in 1/3 of the team's wins last year is an embarrassment. The days of James, Marcus Johnson and other under-the-radar guys being called on to make plays for Danny Dimes are no more.

That's because Schoen indeed improved the aerial attack by signing Parris Campbell, trading for Darren Waller, drafting Jalin Hyatt and more. With Waller alone, he's the kind of player who can really open up the field for the offense.

Oh, and don't forget that Wan'Dale Robinson and Sterling Shepard are both working tirelessly to get themselves back to 100 percent for the upcoming campaign. With Jones having inked his $160 million contrac too, he'll be motivated to prove to his doubters that he's worth every penny.

Last fall and winter, Giants fans were quite frustrated with the available options for Jones to throw the pigskin to. Thanks to Schoen, that thankfully won't be the case for this team once Week 1 vs. the Dallas Cowboys arrives.

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