Anyone that’s been following the New York Giants over recent years is familiar with the problems around tight end Evan Engram. He hasn’t performed to the standard that’s been expected, he hasn’t been healthy enough to stay on the field much of the time, and he has trouble catching the ball. The last of those problems has stuck around since Engram’s rookie season but has never directly had as big of a consequence as it did in the recent loss to the Eagles.
That’s because in that loss, the Giants held the lead in the fourth quarter. All they had to do was hold onto that lead and let the clock run out, and Daniel Jones did his part in getting a key first down by finding Engram and making a good pass. But of course, Engram dropped the ball, literally, and the Eagles were able to stage a comeback which cost the Giants the game.
Engram drops a perfect pass
You can take a look at the pass for yourself and judge whether or not it’s a reasonable drop for Engram.
Evan Engram drops a perfect pass from Daniel Jones on 3rd down…
The Eagles get a chance to win 👀
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) October 23, 2020
The consensus, however, seems to be that the fanbase is finally getting tired of the mistakes from a formerly promising prospect. During the past couple of years, Engram has been off the field more often than not due to injuries. Now that he is back on the field, his problem with dropping the ball has cost the team a game that they definitely should have won.
There’s calls for the Giants to finally trade Engram. But will that happen? Well, the organization had told other teams in 2019 that Engram was untouchable as a trade option. The Giants have been pretty committed to the Engram experiment. The main question now is, will this result shake their faith in a player that’s had many mistakes by now?