There is nothing more important than the New York Giants elevating their offense this off-season and providing a far more proficient unit in 2022.
Last year, the Giants featured one of the worst offenses in football, ranking dead last in red-zone efficiency with a 44.74% success rate in the territory. Quarterback Daniel Jones tossed just 10 touchdowns in 11 games, throwing seven interceptions but recording a career-high 64.3% completion rate.
After moving on from Jason Garrett midway through the season and rolling with Freddie Kitchens the rest of the way, the Giants have completely cleaned house and are looking to make stratospheric leaps and advancements.
New head coach Brian Daboll is coming from the Buffalo Bills, where he curated the third-best offense in football last season, but he has a unique way of building a system that works for everybody.
“I think the best thing [Daboll] does, it doesn’t matter who is playing — he’s going to give them the best chance to win on Sunday,” said quarterback Davis Webb, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I remember [Bills receiver Cole Beasley] had four or five plays he loved at SMU and the [Dallas] Cowboys. And we put them in three years ago and they have been our best plays, or [among] of our best plays, over the last three years.”
Interestingly, Daboll focuses on his players and what they prefer to build their scheme around. Whether it be Daniel Jones utilizing his mobility in the zone-read game or throwing the ball down the field, Daboll will look to build a system that extrapolates on strengths rather than weaknesses.
That seems quite straightforward, but Garrett’s system was extremely simple and lacked the pizzazz that other modern NFL offenses displayed.
“Him asking for my ideas and some of the things that I’ve liked to run … was cool,” Jones said. “It will be an ongoing process to get a feel for what those things are — what I like, what he likes. And we’ll do it.
Daboll has plenty of experience building up a star quarterback with Josh Allen, and while there’s no guarantee Jones will reach that level, he has all the tangible traits to become a quality passer in the NFL. If the Giants can bring the best version out of Jones and prove he’s capable of leading the franchise, it will take a major weight off their shoulders trying to piece together a competent team for the future.
“It was a good way for me to get to know him and him to get to know me. I certainly appreciated it.”
Expect the Giants to be a heavy passing team, despite the existence of Saquon Barkley in the backfield. Rebuilding the offensive line and adding another receiver in the draft might be a priority, but one thing is for sure, until the Giants have an offense that can score points, it will be difficult to win games.