Oct 24, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver JaMarr Chase (1) runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
New York Giants Co-owner, John Mara speaks to members of the press, Monday, January 31, 2022.
Two years ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were in last place, before landing in Super Bowl LVI, can the New York Giants follow a similar path?
The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the world two weeks ago when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship to go to their first Super Bowl since 1988, just two years removed from a last place finish, where the New York Giants have found themselves the past two seasons.
This shocked so many people because the Bengals finished the prior season with a record of 4-11-1, the same amount of wins the Giants had finished with in 2021.
After such a poor season the Bengals made some massive changes to their roster that helped propel them to their Super-Bowl run, whether it is improving on their secondary, or bringing in new weapons for the offense, they did all they could to push to the playoffs and it worked.
While it is unlikely that the New York Giants will be able to replicate this success, there are several moves they could make to help replicate what the Bengals did.
One of the biggest reasons the New York Giants failed offensively this season was because they had almost no consistent weapons on offense. Whether the players were unhealthy, or just played poorly, the Giants were in desperate need of a game-changer.
While they could potentially have a spark on offense in Kadarius Toney, he did not spend a lot of time on the field this season and it is unknown if he will be able to remain healthy next year.
The New York Giants shouldn’t necessarily draft a receiver No. 5 overall as the Bengals did, but with Darius Slayton playing poorly most of the season, Sterling Shepard suffering a major injury that may end up getting him cut, and Kenny Golladay not living up to his contract thus far, it may not hurt the NY Giants to draft a dynamic receiver in the 2nd or 3rd round.
We have seen players like Deebo Samuel, DK Metcalf, A.J Brown, Terry Mclaurin, etc. be selected in the 2nd or 3rd round and turn into stars. If the NY Giants can hit on a player like that it would be an impeccable upgrade for their offense.
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