After going 9-7-1 in 2022 and making the playoffs for the primary time for the reason that 2016 season, New York spent over $251M on free brokers, the second-highest quantity within the NFL, per OverTheCap.
The enhancements are most likely not sufficient to win the NFC East, however with a number of breaks, the Giants must be in playoff rivalry once more.
This is our greatest guess on the best- and worst-case eventualities for the Giants in 2023:
Head coach Brian Daboll elevated New York’s win complete by 5 video games in his first yr with the workforce, so matching final yr’s win complete looks like an inexpensive expectation. New York misplaced each video games to Philadelphia final season, however with two of its final three video games towards the Eagles in 2023, there’s probability that at the least a kind of video games received’t matter for Philly.
The Giants went undefeated towards the Commanders final season (albeit with a tie), and with inexperienced Sam Howell anticipated to start out for Washington at QB, defensive gamers corresponding to Dexter Lawrence and Kayvon Thibodeaux might feast and get New York one other win.
On offense, QB Daniel Jones obtained an enormous contract within the offseason. Assuming RB Saquon Barkley indicators his franchise tender, each stand to learn from one other yr in Daboll’s system. Think about a wholesome Wan’Dale Robinson at wideout and the addition of rookie WR Jalin Hyatt, a former star at Tennessee, and 9 wins appear affordable for 2023.
On the subject of opposing defenses, the Giants received’t have it simple in 2023. By way of factors per recreation allowed, they’ll face solely 5 groups with out a top-10 protection in 2022. Buffalo, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, all of which have imposing defenses, are scheduled earlier than the workforce’s Week 13 bye. (Full schedule evaluation here).
Additionally on faucet are a bunch of gifted quarterbacks. This season, the protection will see 10 top-20 sign callers from final season, together with 5 inside the highest 10. Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts had New York’s quantity in three conferences final season and Dallas’ Dak Prescott beat the Giants twice.
After all, the opposition received’t matter a lot if Barkley (1,312 yards dashing final season) can’t keep wholesome, as he did in 2022. His well being could have been the most important purpose for the workforce’s success final season. If he misses greater than a recreation or two in 2023, even six wins could possibly be troublesome.