The Giants were able to make the playoffs at 11-5 last season despite an offense almost entirely built around Odell Beckham making 70-yard touchdown receptions. Eli Manning has shown some signs of decline and the offensive line is still a major question mark, but an exciting receiving corps could carry the rest of the offense.


Eli Manning had his lowest yards per attempt numbers since 2007 in his first year under new head coach Ben McAdoo. Manning has lost some arm strength at age 36, but McAdoo's system doesn't ask its quarterback to make a ton of downfield throws.

Manning is not the QB he once was, but he now has the most wide receiver talent since the Giants' Super Bowl Championship team of 2011.


Odell Beckham Jr. is easily one of the top-3 wide receivers in this league as he's gained 1,300+ yards receiving with 10+ touchdowns in each of his first three NFL seasons. Beckham's antics both on and off the field have distracted from his immense talent, but he'll remain to be nearly unstoppable in 2017 after he gets healthy from his recent ankle injury.

The Giants have surrounded Beckham with an outstanding group of weapons. New York drafted Sterling Shepherd in 2016, who looked solid as a rookie, and they've added Brandon Marshall in free agency this offseason.

Marshall has gained less than 800 yards receiving in two of the past three seasons, but he showed he's still an elite WR in 2015 exploding for 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. The Giants don't know exactly which Marshall they're getting, but it was worth the two-year $11 million risk.

Running Back

The Giants' running game has struggled mightily over the past few seasons, and last year was no different as they ranked 26th in the NFL in rushing.

Paul Perkins seized the starting RB job at the end of his rookie season, and he showed some promise running for over 100 yards to end the regular season in Washington.

Shane Vereen will likely be the Giants' third-down back again in 2017, and rookie Wayne Gallman could factor into the rotation as well.

Offensive Line

Part of Eli Manning's struggles can be blamed on an inadequate offensive line.

The interior of this unit is solid with Weston Richburg at center surrounded by Justin Pugh and John Jerry at guard.

However, New York's offensive tackles are a disaster. Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart have been horrible thus far in their young careers, and Giants fans are hoping they can improve with another year of experience.

The Giants' defense should be spectacular again in 2017, but they'll need to see a major improvement from this offense if they want to vault themselves into Super Bowl contention.