New York Giants News For 2016
Read the latest New York Giants news to stay up to date with the team. Read about the signing of offensive tackle Will Holden, a new starting quarterback Daniel Jones, and how running back Saquon Barkley has turned the clock. In addition, find out about the team’s improving defense. There’s plenty of good news to report, so keep reading to learn more. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most important New York Giants stories in 2016.
New York Giants sign offensive tackle Will Holden
The Giants have signed offensive tackle Will Holden. While Holden isn’t expected to be a star, he does bring a few years of experience. The Giants need offensive line depth, and Holden will be the man to guard Daniel Jones. The Giants will be hosting a Fan Fest at MetLife Stadium on August 5. He will sign autographs and the event will be capped with a fireworks display. The Giants also have a new head coach in Brian Daboll, who will be entering his first season in charge of the team.
Running back Saquon Barkley turns back the clock
The Philadelphia Eagles will turn to running back Saquon Barkley to turn the clock on their season. The former All-American has experienced some recent setbacks, but he feels better and is faster than ever. After all, the Eagles’ new head coach, Brian Daboll, came from Buffalo, where he coordinated an aggressive pass-heavy offense. His Buffalo Bills ranked ninth in the Cook Index in 2021 and fifth in 2020, a measure of a quarterback’s early-down passing rate through the first 28 minutes of a game. With a familiar coach in place, Barkley could benefit from his experience.
Starting quarterback Daniel Jones is a potential starter
General manager Joe Schoen said that starting quarterback Daniel Jones is the team’s primary focus right now. When asked if the Giants would consider bringing in another quarterback to challenge Jones, Schoen responded that competition is healthy for every position, including quarterback. Obviously, he was speaking about the 2022 season. But his comments are still interesting. Jones may have a shot at starting for the Giants, but the team will have to make tough decisions before deciding who will be the team’s starter.
Defense is improving
The New York Giants’ defense is improving. The defensive line and linebackers are improved, but the biggest question remains the edge rusher position. Although Dalvin Tomlinson is out, the Giants have some high-level players back there. Ximines, Williams, and Lawrence are all considered top-level players. The other position up for grabs is the third-string defensive end. Ojulari and Elerson Smith are both second-year players, but Ximines and Ryan Anderson could fill in.
The New York Giants enter free agency with limited cap space and a high need for offensive linemen. They are hoping to clear $40 million in salary cap space and then hunt for bargains on the open market. The Giants did clear a considerable amount of salary cap space during the draft, but haven’t done much with the money they’ve freed up. They did sign multiple offensive linemen, but only one was on the big dollar scale.
Eli Manning is on his way out as the quarterback for the New York Giants. His contract is up in the spring, so he likely won’t play again for the team until after the 2020 season. In the interim, the Giants have several intriguing options, including rookie quarterback Chandler Jones, who was once considered a long-term project. Jones possesses size, arm talent, and athleticism that should help him be a productive addition to the offense.
Signing of defensive lineman Marcus McKethan
The Giants have signed offensive lineman Marcus McKethan, a three-year starter from North Carolina. He’s 340 pounds, which makes him a big offensive lineman, and he excelled in pass protection. A native of North Carolina, McKethan will join fellow Tar Heel Joshua Ezeudu in the city that never sleeps. The Giants will likely want to get him on special teams, but they should also be careful not to sign an overpaid player.