Tight end Evan Engram thought he’d be getting news this week that he’d been named to his first Pro Bowl. Instead, he’s facing surgery on his ailing foot after bring placed on IR by the Giants this week.
Engram has high hopes of a breakout season in 2019 but injuries cut that dream short. He played in only eight games, reeling in 44 receptions for 467 yards and three touchdowns. A foot injury sustained in Week 10, which was originally diagnosed as mid-foot sprain has not healed and is not being classified as a Lisfranc-type injury with ligament damage that will require surgery and will sideline Engram until next summer.
The Giants have a decision to make on Engram’s future. His fifth-year option is due next spring and Giants are expected to exercise it but what happens after that is unknown. The Giants may deem that he is injury-prone and attempt to deal him this offseason.
On Wednesday, Engram told reporters he’d prefer to stay in New York.
The Giants have to make a decision on TE Evan Engram’s fifth-year option (for 2021) in May. He said no one has spoken to him about it, but he hopes it’s picked up.
“I want to be part of the turnaround here.,” he said. “I want to be part of the turnaround that’s coming.” pic.twitter.com/t2ZwrqQ376
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 18, 2019
Engram feel strongly the Giants are on the verge of a turnaround. Not all feel that way. Many are in favor of the dismissal of head coach Pat Shurmur and his staff and almost as many are calling for the Giants to also rid themselves of general manager Dave Gettleman, who has made more than a few missteps since taking over the team in 2017.
Engram, incidentally, has been named this year’s recipient of the George Young Good Guy Award by the Giants’ media pool.
Evan Engram won the media “Good Guy Award” voted by the media for the most friendly, accessible player on the Giants. pic.twitter.com/vVzGtdZFoH
— The Giant Insider Newspaper & Podcast (@GiantInsider) December 18, 2019