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The Giants trading away superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr. should have hurt their offensive firepower ranking, but it seems as if it has actually bolstered their number.
According to ESPN:
8. New York Giants
“Itâ€™s strangely impressive that the Giants managed to be so uninspiring on offense a year ago with one of the best arsenals in football. Obviously, trading away Odell Beckham Jr.Â is going to make any teamâ€™s weaponry worse, but the Giants at least have a short-term solution inÂ Golden Tate, who should help soften the blow of willingly trading away a franchise wideout for … reasons. BothÂ TateÂ andÂ Sterling Shepard rank in the top eight for receiving yards out of the slot over the past three years, so Pat Shurmur will need to find a way to get both of his starting wideouts time on the inside.”
“The Giants are the first team on this list to rate out as above-average at running back, wide receiver and tight end, though other teams (notably the PackersÂ andÂ Steelers) come close.Â Evan EngramÂ struggled to stay healthy last season but averaged 9.0 yards per target, which was just ahead of guys likeÂ Travis KelceÂ and Jared Cook. And thoughÂ Saquon Barkleyâ€™s rookie season wasÂ less impressive under a microscope, itâ€™s fair to say that the offense was almost entirely dependent upon Barkley for stretches in 2018. With a better offensive line, Barkley could be the most productive back in football in 2019.”
Having Saquon Barkley will help the offense succeed no matter the consequences of losing Beckham. Gaining Tate will also supplement his production to a certain degree.
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