Evan Engram Ready To Break Out
The biggest question for Evan Engram every year: will he be healthy? Engram has seen his total of missed games increase each season. Last season, Engram missed a career-high eight games. Evan had foot surgery this offseason and is looking healthy at the start of training camp:
— Anthony Rivardo (@Anthony_Rivardo) August 4, 2020
In 2019, Evan Engram was tied for the second-most targets per game by tight ends in the NFL with 8.5. Engram only played in 8 games though, and a healthy season with a high target volume could lead to a breakout performance. In his first five games last season, Evan was averaging 9.6 targets per game, 74.6 yards per game, and totaled 2 touchdown receptions.
If Engram played all 16 games last season and kept his pace of 8.5 targets per game, he would have received over 130 targets. He also averaged 58.4 yards per game in 2019. If he kept that average for 16 games, Engram would have been well over 900 yards and dangerously close to cracking 1,000.
In his 2017 rookie season, Evan Engram wasÂ the Giantsâ€™ primary receiving option and received a whopping 115 targets. Evan tore it up that season, catchingÂ 64 of those targets,Â totaling 722 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Hopefully, the Giants can replicate that success in 2020 as they feature Evan Engram in a more prominent role. It all starts with keeping Evan Engram healthy. But in this new offensive scheme, he will be the focal point of the passing attack. Engram has proven to be a versatile playmaker before. Now, it is time for him to expand on that and elevate his game to a new level.