The New York Giants 2021 opponents - *2020 playoff teams.
Report - With the draft less than three weeks away, there are reports that
the Giants are receiving telephone offers for their 11th spot in the first round.
None of them have been confirmed as of yet, but one of the interested teams appears
to be the Chicago Bears, who need a quarterback and apparently have been rebuffed
by the teams in the top 10 spots.
Apr 9 Giants' 2021 draft: How far would be too far to move down in Round 1? Chad Reuter of NFL.com proposes a trade down to No. 20 with the Chicago Bears for the Giants. In Reuter's scenario, the Giants also receive a 2021 third-round pick and a tantalizing 2022 first-round pick. Could they really get that much?
Apr 7 Why did the New York Giants gamble in NFL free agency? Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross, tight end Kyle Rudolph, defensive lineman Danny Shelton and cornerback Adoree' Jackson missed more games combined last season than they played. Each was sidelined at least four games, and Golladay, Jackson and Ross sat out at least 10.
Apr 5 There has never been any doubt about Daniel Jones' ability to rally those around him, gaining their trust and support. That happened back in his rookie year. It comes as no surprise that Jones this week marshaled several Giants offensive players - wide receivers, tight ends and even a few linemen - to travel to Phoenix, Ariz., for a few days of throwing sessions,
Apr 3 The Giants' 16-member free agency class, a group that includes some big money players (Adoree' Jackson, Kenny Golladay) and some fliers (Ifeadi Odenigbo, John Ross). One thing that stands out about this group is that of their 16 free agents signed since the start of the free agency period, half have a connection to a current member of either the coaching staff or front office.
Apr 1 Giants co-owner John Mara approved of the team spending more money this offseason as it handed out more than $100 million in guaranteed money. But without saying general manager Dave Gettleman's job is in jeopardy, Mara also made it clear what he expects in return. "It's time for us to start winning," Mara told reporters via videoconference after the conclusion of the NFL owners meetings Wednesday.
NFC East News.
Mar 31 The NFL announced that each team will play 17 regular-season games beginning this year, the first expansion of the schedule since it increased from 14 to 16 games in 1978. The four NFC East teams will travel to the AFC East teams that finished in the same position in the standings in 2020. The Giants and Miami Dolphins were the second-place teams in their respective divisions and will meet this season in Hard Rock Stadium.
Mar 30 John Mara says Daniel Jones can win Super Bowl with Giants. Do you believe Daniel Jones looks like a quarterback who will ultimately win a Super Bowl? "Yes he does," Mara responded. "I can say that without any hesitation." Good enough to win multiple Super Bowls like his predecessor, Eli Manning? "I don't see why not," the Giants CEO said, "if we put the right pieces around him."
Mar 29 The 2021 NFL season will be unlike any other, as the league expands to a 17-game schedule for the first time. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league is expected to officially announce the change this week. For the NY Giants, and every team in the NFC East, it means a road contest against an AFC East foe. This year, it will be the AFC East team that hosts, and the Giants will travel to take on the Miami Dolphins.
Mar 28 How New York Giants' Free-Agency Spree Sets Up Their Draft. This year thanks to an uncharacteristically large free-agency spending spree - uncharacteristic because building a roster with free agents doesn't usually work out, nor is it sustainable over the long term - Gettleman has given the Giants enough flexibility regarding how they spend their six draft picks.
Mar 27 How could Friday's trades impact the Giants? The intrigue surrounding the 2021 NFL Draft is already kicking into a higher gear. Friday afternoon saw a pair of trades which shook up the top 10 of the upcoming draft, with the San Francisco 49ers trading up with the Miami Dolphins to third overall and the Philadelphia Eagles subsequently trading with the Dolphins.
Mar 26 The Giants added playmakers on offense this offseason, most notably receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end Kyle Rudolph, but did not address their offensive line, until Thursday, when they signed Zach Fulton, a veteran guard added for depth and to compete for a starting job. Fulton, 29, has 107 games and 90 starts on his NFL resume. He started all 16 games at right guard for the Texans in 2020 and has 65 starts at right guard in his seven-year career, the first four years with the Chiefs and the past three seasons with the Texans.
Mar 25 Grading every Giants free agency move, including blockbuster Kenny Golladay, Adoree' Jackson signings. The Giants were active to start free agency, and surprised some around the league with their willingness to go big-money spending. In all, the Giants have added nine new players via free agency.
Mar 24 The Giants' frenzy of free-agent signings this past week is reminiscent of their flurry in 2016 when they doled out some $144 million in guaranteed money to free agents Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison as well as the re-signing of Jason Pierre-Paul. We all know how that worked out: An 11-5 season in 2017 that proved to be nothing more than fool's gold and was followed by 36 losses in 48 games the next three seasons before Joe Judge was hired as head coach last year.
Mar 23 The Giants made their second big move in three days when they agreed to terms with former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson. The deal is for three years and $39 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and includes $26.5 million in guarantees and more than $20 million fully guaranteed. Jackson, 25, was recently released by the Titans. He was in high demand, with the Philadelphia Eagles in the mix until the final moments, according to a source. Jackson was scheduled to visit the Eagles after the Giants on Monday.
Mar 22 Takeaways from the New York Giants' first week of free agency. general manager Dave Gettleman has left nothing to chance. He's added players at nearly every position of need - backup running back, receiver, tight end, backup quarterback, edge rusher, and inside linebacker. Thus far, the only two spots he hasn't added to are cornerback (which could change if they land Adoree' Jackson) and offensive line (technically, they did add Jonotthan Harrison).
Report - When this 2021 season finally opens, the Giants will be able to put
running back Saquon Barkley on the field. And tight end Kyle Rudolph. Oh, and
now super wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who was signed Saturday after two days
of negotiating to a contract reportedly worth $72 million over four years. Quarterback
Daniel Jones was limited to a one-word exclamation when he heard the news: "WOW!"
Mar 20 Giants talking contract with free agent receiver Kenny Golladay. They know if he were to sign, he instantly would become the physical presence lacking in their passing game. They understand the 6-foot-4 Golladay running down the field and hauling in passes from Daniel Jones would change the complexion of their attack. The Giants needed to investigate what went down last season, when Golladay hurt his hip during a Nov. 1 loss to the Colts. He did not play again.
Mar 19 The Giants aren't spending the most money or signing the most players in NFL free agency. They certainly are having an interesting week, though. Kyle Rudolph signing - The real question is what happens to Engram. The Giants have Rudolph, Kaden Smith and the recently-resigned Levine Toilolo, all traditional inline tight ends. None as dynamic as Engram, but all by reputation better inline blockers.
Mar 18 The Giants are bringing Kenny Golladay, the best available wide receiver on the open market, in for a visit. Talks are underway as to what it will take in a contract to make a deal. This is not a drill. It could happen, and if it does, just like that the Giants would look and feel markedly different. Markedly better.
Mar 17 The Giants and defensive tackle Leonard Williams reached an agreement on a three-year contract. In doing so, the Giants have secured the multi-year services of one of their most productive players and grant themselves salary cap relief. In 2020, Williams, 26, led the team and was seventh in the NFL with 11.5 sacks, the highest total by a Giants player since Jason Pierre-Paul's 14.5 in 2014.
Mar 16 After Vikings sign Dalvin Tomlinson, here's how Giants will replace him on defensive line. The Giants haven't had too many homegrown players worth keeping around in recent years, but defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was one of them. He was a second-round pick in 2017, played for three different coaching staffs and still managed to get better each year, culminating in his best season in 2020.
Mar 14 Giants are keeping Nate Solder, restructuring his contract. What Solder's role will actually be is a major question mark. There are three options. He's the swing tackle. He starts at right tackle. He starts at guard (right or left). The most likely answer is that Solder will be the swing tackle, but the other two can't be ruled out.
Mar 11 Giants cut Kevin Zeitler in huge salary-cap saver. The release saves the Giants a hearty $12 million on the 2021 salary cap. In 2020, Zeitler was graded as No. 32 in the league, out of 80 qualifying guards, by Pro Football Focus. Zeitler is one of more than a handful of quality guards set to hit the open market and most, if not all of them, will be forced to play for less money than they did in 2020. The Giants will likely scour the free agent market for help at this spot.
Mar 10 The Giants will not let free agency determine whether they get to keep Leonard Williams. The team announced today it has placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the standout defensive tackle, who had the finest season of his six-year career in 2020. It is the second consecutive year Williams has received the franchise tag. Williams is the second player the Giants have tagged twice.
Mar 9 The Giants and defensive lineman Leonard Williams are working on a long-term deal as the franchise deadline approaches, sources told ESPN. The deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Mar 7 Inside look at different ways Giants can improve at wide receiver. One year ago, with a historically deep wide receiver draft class, the Giants didn't use any of their 10 picks to add to the nucleus of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. The decision haunted the NFL's second-worst scoring offense and stunted quarterback Daniel Jones' growth. As second chances go, this is a good one. Wide receiver is a strength of the 2021 draft and the premier position in free agency.
Mar 6 New York Giants offseason plan: Addressing the numerous needs on offense Laying out a plan for upgrading the Giants' offense in 2021. NFL free agency doesn't officially begin for a few more days, though with veterans being shed by teams as cost-cutting measures the market is actually already open. The 2021 NFL Draft is only a few weeks away.
Mar 4 Golden Tate has been released by the Giants. The move creates $6 million in cap space for the Giants, $10 million if he is designated a post-June 1 cut. Tate was to make $8.5 million and count $11 million against the salary cap in 2021. The Giants also cut veteran linebacker David Mayo.
Mar 3 As the new NFL league year and the opening of free agency rapidly approaches, the NY Giants have several tough decisions to make, but of their 14 unrestricted free agents, retaining only four should be considered a top priority.
Mar 1 The Giants are reportedly set to welcome back another familiar face from the Tom Coughlin years. That would be offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, who per ESPN has been hired by Joe Judge to serve in an advisory role that will include coaching the team's offensive linemen among his duties.
offensive tackle Nate Solder intends to play in 2021 as long as the situation
is right, he told ESPN in a phone conversation this week. Solder, who opted out
this past season because of concerns for his family with COVID-19, has yet to
have that conversation with the team about his future.
Feb 25 Can the Giants keep Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson? There is a very, very slim chance the Giants can keep the band of Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson together, but there are also a lot of obstacles that need to be overcome. That and a proposed mock contract for Tomlinson. Where there's a will, theres a way.
Report - This time of year is always difficult for pro football fans. The
Super Bowl has come and gone, were still a month away from NFL free agency and
over two months away until the NFL Draft. And worst of all, were seven months
away until the start of the 2021 regular season.
Feb 21 The Giants need to get better. A whole lot better. It has to start happening when free agency opens up in mid-March and it must continue in late April during the 2021 NFL Draft. The Giants, in Joe Judges first year as head coach, took steps toward improvement. Steps, not strides. Their defense is imperfect, but fully functional, in need of more pass rush help. Their offense at times was barely functional. Plenty, but not all, of the ineptitude can be traced back to Saquon Barkleys knee injury, which ended his season in Week 2.
Feb 19 How the Carson Wentz trade impacts the Giants. Heres how the Eagles trading of Carson Wentz to the Colts could cripple the Giants most bitter division rival for the upcoming year or two.
Feb 18 There are always challenges. Figuring out how to pay Leonard Williams is one of them, to be sure, but the Giants are assigning this to the "good problem to have" department. There was a semi-serious sense inside the organization of "thats going to cost us" whenever Williams dropped the opposing quarterback during the 2020 season. That sense will soon turn to reality. Production on the field leads to rewards in the bank account. The wheels are already turning, as far as getting the 26-year-old defensive tackle signed to a long-term contract extension.
Feb 15 Here are Giants key dates to watch - for Leonard Williams, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers, more. Its technically possible, but unlikely, that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman would franchise tag defensive lineman Leonard Williams - a pending free agent - for a second straight year.
Feb 12 Former NY Giants quarterback Alex Tanney wasted little time before jumping into the coaching game, joining the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles staff on Thursday. Tanney, 33, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, ending a nine-year career where he played his final two seasons in a Giants uniform.
Feb 11 Stay or Go: Dissecting the Giants looming free agency decisions on Leonard Williams and 13 others. Before the Giants even get to free agency, they have some expensive decisions to make on their own players. They have 14 players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents on March 17, including two key members of their defensive line. Heres a look at all those players, and what the Giants plans for them might be, and should be.
Feb 10 How tough is the Giants 2021 schedule? The opponents are set. The locations are set. Now all we need to wait for are the exact dates to complete the Giants 2021 regular season schedule. While it will be some time before the scheduled is released, we can take a look at the strength of the Giants 2021 schedule now based on their opponents performances this past year.
Feb 9 Joe Judge hiring Rob Sale to fill turbulent spot on Giants coaching staff. The position of offensive line coach was a turbulent one for Judge in his first year as a head coach at any level. This is an important hire for Judge. His offensive line improved last season but remains a work in progress.
Feb 7 One Giant victory, an oral history of the winning drive in Super Bowl XLII. This is the oral history -- as told by players, coaches, celebrity fans, and the broadcasters who brought you the game over a decade ago from Glendale, Arizona -- of the Giants game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLII. The story starts with the Giants trailing 14-10 with 2:42 remaining in the game...