New York Giants co-owner John Mara says this roster can make the playoffs

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New York Giants, John Mara
Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants president, CEO, and co-owner John Mara before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have made some improvements this offseason. Regardless of what you think of his deal, they’re bringing back their top pass rusher Leonard Williams and also added a receiver who could very well finish inside the top 10, in Kenny Golladay. And, on top of those big moves this free agency period, they also added further help on both sides of the ball with the addition of Adoree’ Jackson at corner and Kyle Rudolph at tight end.

But is their active offseason enough to get them into the playoffs? The Giants came close in 2020 in Joe Judge’s first season, but it took a lot of luck for them to stay in the race until the end. They shouldn’t expect the same luck this year, but co-owner John Mara is confident that they can get in based on the merits of their roster.

Mara makes playoff claim… And interesting claims about Daniel Jones

“I think our roster is good enough to make the playoffs,” Mara told the New York Post on Sunday. He happened to be in the mood of making bold predictions because he also claimed that the team can win a Super Bowl with Daniel Jones. And, if they put the right pieces around him, that Jones can go on to win multiple titles like his predecessor Eli Manning.

The Giants will also, hopefully, have Saquon Barkley for the entire year this time around. It’s not a stretch to say they could make the jump over their nearest rivals and win the division this year, considering how close they came last year with talent missing from multiple key positions and their main playmaker out a couple games into the season.

And if there’s one way to show Joe Judge is for real, it would be a playoff appearance already.

The one thing the Giants have to be careful of at this point, though, is assuming they’re already at the top because of their offseason performance. The last few times the Giants have been hyped up based on a good offseason, after all, things collapsed on the field quickly.

This time around, it may just be the new management in town that leads things into going a different way.