New York Giants: Jason Garrett named 2020’s biggest disappointment

Aug 28, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Cooper Rush (13) fist pumps offensive coordinator Jason Garrett during the second half of the Blue-White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

It’s unclear whether Jason Garrett will stay with the New York Giants for next season, but there’s some fans that would rather see him gone than staying. That’s because under Garrett, the offense seemed to consistently under-utilize its talent, and the Giants were one of the worst offensive teams in the league statistically. According to Bleacher Report’s list of every team’s biggest disappointment, Garrett was the largest one for the Giants last year.

New York finished ranked 31st in both yards and points scored. Perhaps more importantly, second-year quarterback Daniel Jones failed to build on what was mostly a promising rookie campaign.

While the loss of star running back Saquon Barkley didn’t help, Garrett was the one responsible for putting together a functional offense. Considering New York failed to top 21 points 11 times in 2020, it’s fair to say Garrett failed in that task.

Obviously, some of this was because of bad luck. The Giants lost Saquon Barkley a couple games into the season. Daniel Jones was injured in the later part of the year, forcing the Giants to play without their full passing offense. Even when Jones returned, his decreased mobility greatly hurt the offense.

However, a lot of the blame has to go on Garrett too for his calls, especially in the passing game. While the team ownership doesn’t seem to be eager to move on from Garrett after the underperformance in year one, that is what a lot of fans are hoping for.

Garrett is interviewing for the Chargers head coaching position, but with no news having come out about this for a couple of days, it’s unclear whether or not they’ll offer the job and take Garrett off the hands of the Giants.

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