New York Giants: What James Bradberry needs to do to help the secondary succeed

New York Giants, James Bradberry

The New York Giants’ secondary has been the team’s weakness spot for years. Finally, the Giants’ front office made it a priority this offseason to fix it. With the addition of James Bradberry, the Giants’ secondary is looking a lot better. For example, Bradberry can play multiple positions. He can play slot corner, outside corner, and nickel corner. Overall, the signing of Bradberry was a steal, and also was an old Dave Gettleman draft pick.

Bradberry is capable of covering a team’s number one receiver

Over the past few seasons, the Giants have relied on Janoris Jenkins to cover a team’s number one receiver. Now, they have a better option with Bradberry because he is capable of guarding a receiver wherever they line up. Last year, Bradberry covered some of the best receivers in football.

Also, James Bradberry only allowed one touchdown against the best receivers in football. Hopefully, he can do that again this year for the Giants. Last season, Bradberry was target 97 times and allowed 58 completions. His completion percentage allowed was 59.8. He allowed 644 yards which were an improvement from 2018 where he allowed 802 total yards.

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2019 stats 

In 2019, Bradberry played in 15 games and tallied three interceptions. Also, Bradberry has recorded one sack for the past three seasons. Patrick Graham could use Bradberry on a corner blitz and in the box. Alongside those numbers, Bradberry recorded 65 combined tackles and 51 solo tackles. Overall, he only had one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit last year. If he could increase these two stat lines he’d be playing elite football.

To add on, Bradberry also played 1020 snaps last season which was 92% of defensive plays. The Giants will need him to stay healthy an average around 90% of snaps throughout the season.

A quote from Brabderry about challenging himself

“I see myself as a versatile corner. I can play zone, I can play man. I was down for whatever. Of course, playing a lot of man is a challenge for any cornerback and I am always willing to accept a challenge.”

 

New York Giants: What Golden Tate will bring to the table in 2020

New York Giants, Golden Tate

The New York Giants’ offense has a lot of weapons in 2020. There is no bigger threat than Golden Tate. Year in and year out, Golden Tate puts up consistent numbers and makes big-time plays. Especially in 2019, Tate made several circus catches that resulted in touchdowns or ended up on a highlight reel.

2019 stats

As shown above, Tate is a reliable and consistent receiver. In 2019, Tate played in 11 games, only missing due to a concussion and suspension. To add on, Tate was targeted 85 times and caught 49 passes for 676 yards. Also, he snagged 6 touchdown passes and averaged 13.8 yards per reception. In reality, if he can average over 10 yards per reception in 2020, he’s in for a big year. His longest touchdown of the year was a 64-yard bomb from Daniel Jones. Tate averaged 61.5 receiving yards per game last season. Overall, Tate is a great option for second-year quarterback Daniel Jones.

How Jason Garrett can use Golden Tate

With the addition of Jason Garrett, the Giants’ offensive playbook will be drastically different. With that being said, Tate will thrive. To emphasize, Jason Garrett focuses on ground and pound and play-action passes. For example, play-action is a great way to get Tate in space. He is quick and shifty and isn’t afraid of going up for jump balls. In 2019, he did it multiple times, and when he did he made ESPN’S top-ten plays.

What to expect

Overall, the Giants can be a very good football team. It all depends on the development of the offensive line and Daniel Jones. For example, if the Giants’ offensive line can hold their own, you can expect to see Tates’ reception number increase. Also, if Daniel Jones lights it up, Tate will be his number one option or number two. Especially in the RedZone, Tate loves making big plays and loves to show off his dance moves. Finally, the Giants’ are lucky to have Tate. A lot of people sleep on his production, he’s going to be a monster in 2020.

New York Giants: Sterling Shepard will have a breakout season

New York Giants, Sterling Shepard

The New York Giants’ new and improved team could open some eyes in 2020. Especially, Sterling Shepard who is coming off a rough 2019 season. To rephrase it, I’m saying rough season because of the number concussion he dealt with.

For example, Shepard missed six games due to concussions, this was tough to watch as a fan. I love Sterling Shepard, not seeing him on the field hurt me, he is a great team leader.

What we can expect from Shepard

Year in and year out, Shepard is that guy who lights a fire in his teammates. He is a team leader and a motivator, there is no better hype man than Sterling Shepard. Without a doubt, Shepard is a guy who needs to stay healthy and be on the field all game. First off, expect Shepard to be a force in the slot and out wide. Not to forget, Shepard has been used before on Jetsweeps, and wheel routes. Overall, Jason Garrett will have a lot of options to choose from, Shepard will be a huge part of the offensive system in 2020.

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2020 stat line projection

In 2020, Sterling Shepard will be a man on a mission. Hopefully, he is healthy for all 16 games. I’m projecting Shepard to be targeted over 100 times with 70 receptions, and have over 700 receiving yards!  Although Shepard only had three touchdowns in 2019, I’m expecting him to have eight receiving touchdowns this year. Overall, I think Shepard will compete with Slayton for receiving yards and touchdown catches.

I’m expecting a big year out of Sterling Shepard especially with the new offensive system installed. I think Jason Garrett will improve Shepards’ game by a landslide. However, the Giants need Shepard to stay healthy in 2020, having two concussions last year scared a lot of Giants’ fans. Especially me, at the end of the day, Sterling Shepard is a family man and has to consider that factor.

New York Giants are building Julian Love into a utility player

New York Giants, Julian Love

The New York Giants’ defense needs a playmaker who they can trust at multiple positions. There is news on the DeAndre Bakers case and it does not look too good. In my mind, Baker will be kicked off the team in the next few weeks. This leaves a gaping hole on defense that needs to be filled. For this reason, Julian Love can be that guy for the Giant’s defense, he has experience at multiple positions.

What the Giants can do with Love

Although Julian Love played strong safety last season, the Giants officially switched him over to cornerback. At strong safety, Love had 30 solo tackles, five tackles for a loss, and one interception. As a utility player, Giants’ fans can expect to see Love playing multiple positions on defense. For example, slot cornerback, free safety, are positions I can see Love playing in 2020 with Patrick Graham’s new system. In general, Love is going to be all over the place this season and gaining experience and knowledge. This will be huge for his growth because who knows what will happen with the Giants defense. Also, if a miracle happens and Baker is still on the team, Love will still have experience at other positions, this will be tremendous for the Giants.

Julian Love breakdowns offseason

Due to the pandemic, the Giants’ offseason has been changed drastically. In other words, Love discussed how he’s made the best of it and what lies ahead.

“Honestly, I’m very fortunate because the situation with everything going online kind of helped me out,” Love said. “I was able to be locked in. Obviously, I was in class for a certain amount of the day and then I was in football for a certain amount of the day. All of my professors were accommodating. It sounds messed up, but my first priority was football. And they knew that. So they knew classes and finishing up the semester was second on my mind. I was really just trying to get everything down, really trying to get to know everyone. That’s important over this virtual setting.”

Overall, Julian Love will be used everywhere on defense, especially with Bakers’ situation. I have a lot of hope for Love, I see him playing a lot of outside corner and slot corner as well. If Jabrill Peppers or Xavier Mckinney get hurt, Love will be comfortable filling in at either safety role.

New York Giants: Why Evan Engram should make the move to wide receiver

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The New York Giants’ offense has the potential to be a top-5 offense in the NFL. In 2019, the Giants’ offensive weapons were never on the field at the same time. Hopefully, everyone stays healthy this year, and fans get to see then offense in full gear—especially Evan Engram, who is going into a contract year.

There’s reason for excitement regarding Evan Engram; it’s time for him to break out and have a huge season. For Engram to have a tremendous year, making the move to wide receiver could be more beneficial.

To sum up the idea, he has the size, hands, and speed. Also, It won’t be a drastic change for him, and I think it will keep Engram on the field for more than eight games. In Pat Shurmur’s offensive system, Engram was used as a blocking tight end who would swing out for passes. Regardless of what happened last year, Engram needs a new system, he can’t be stuck blocking defensive ends and linebackers.

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As shown above, Engram missed half of the 2019 season. Also, the Giants added Levine Toilolo to the depth chart. This was a necessary move, Toilolo is a massive body blocking tight end who can fill in for Engram. As well as Kaden Smith, Smith could fill in for Engram as he makes the move to wide receiver. Utlimaltlety, Toilolo will be a great run-blocking tight end for Saquon Barkley. Overall, the Giants don’t have to worry about tight end, they have multiple options to choose from.

Giants need a big-body receiver

Going into the 2020 season, the Giants don’t have a big-body wide receiver. With the addition of a big-body wide receiver, this could help Daniel Jones grow into a star; Engram could be the perfect weapon. For starters, he’s a mismatch nightmare; Engram is bigger than a lot of NFL cornerbacks. Also, Engram has the wheels to beat at cornerback down the sideline, I can see Engram playing out wide and going up for jump balls. I see Engram’s potential very similar to George Kittles’s game, in terms of receiving.

Overall, Evan Engram can be a true threat at wide receiver, and the Giants should consider it. The opportunities are endless for Engram, keeping him healthy and off the offensive line will be a huge factor in 2020.

New York Giants: How Lorenzo Carter can improve in 2020

New York Giants, Lorenzo Carter

The New York Giants’ defense needs the best version of Lorenzo Carter in 2020. Over the past two seasons, Carter has been nothing more than an average player. The Giants will need him to start at OLB if Markus Golden goes elsewhere. Through his first two seasons, the Giants have not seen the full potential of Carter, but a new defensive scheme could benefit him, and the new additions to the defense could play a big factor as well.

Lorenzo’s 2019 season stats may seem very average, but there are several areas he needs to improve. In 2019, Carter played in 15 games and started in 12. Also, had one forced fumble, 13 quarterback hits, and 25 solo tackles. I think the solo tackle number needs to be a lot higher. In the NFL, an OLB is responsible for containing the edge and not letting running backs bounce outside the tackles.

Needs to improve his pass coverage

The Giants’ defense has struggled in the passing game over the past three seasons. Especially linebackers in general, Lorenzo Carter, was not used a lot in pass defense, but when targeted, he struggled. In 2019, Carter was targeted five times and allowed three completions for 35 yards. Now, I know it may not seem like a lot, but this is a 60% completion percentage allowed when targeted. Overall, Carter did improve from 2018, but he needs to be better if Markus Golden is no longer a Giant.

An improved secondary

This offseason, the Giants made it a focal point to fix the secondary. With the additions of Xavier McKinney, James Bradberry, and Darnay Holmes, I see the Giants having a top-20 defense in the NFL. There is a lot of young talent on defense; this is a significant factor when it comes to the development of chemistry and coalition. These three guys will be huge in the secondary for Lorenzo Carter, they will allow Carter to focus on rushing the passer and making tackles in the backfield. There will be times where Carter gets stuck in coverage, but the secondary will be behind him to bail him out if anything goes wrong. This year’s secondary is a lot more promising than 2019’s; a healthy Jabrill Peppers looking to shock the world, and McKinney, who is going to put on a show.

Increase snap count

At the end of the day, the only way Lorenzo will get better is by being on the field more. Last season, Carter played in 723 defensive snaps (65%). I want to see Carter on the field for 85% of defensive snaps. Not only will the reps help improve his game, but this will also build his confidence. I think that’s the biggest problem, Carter being confident in the defensive scheme. Hopefully, the new defensive scheme with coach Graham will fit Carter’s playstyle better. Joe Judge is all about making players’ skill set match what his plans are.

New York Giants: Projected starting offensive line in 2020

New York Giants, Nate Solder, Jon Halapio, Mike Remmers

The New York Giants‘ offensive line is the team’s kryptonite; it has been for the last five years. Finally, the Giants made improvements to the offensive line through the draft and free agency. As a fan, this makes me very happy, protecting Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley is the primary concern. All fans want to see these guys play for eight-plus years. There are a lot of questions that need to be addressed this offseason. Who will start at left tackle? Nate Solder, or Andrew Thomas? Who will win the starting center job, Spencer Pulley, Nick Gates, or Shane Lemieux?

I think the end of the preseason will answer all these questions. Joe Judge and the coaching staff want the best man to win the starting job. All these players are going to get a fair shot, and it will come down to who wants it more and who excels at their position.

The best players will play. I don’t care where you got drafted, I don’t care if you’re an undrafted free agent, I don’t care if you’re old, young, traded, whatever you got there for. Everybody will have an opportunity every day to compete for a job on our roster. Every day. If you want to be on the field, be the best player. Outwork the guy in front of you. Prove your value to us, show you can handle the job, and we’re going to put you on the field and give you an opportunity.”

Andrew Thomas starting left tackle

Andrew Thomas is going to be the starting left tackle week one. He is the best option and has all the skills to play at the pro level. The Giants drafted him to fix their blind side problem and protect second-year quarterback, Daniel Jones. As we all saw, Nate Solder was not at his best last season. I still think Solder will be apart of the offensive line, just at another spot. In 2019, Andrew Thomas was a Walter Camp All-American first team, and winner of the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, this was Georgia’s first recipient in 21 years!

There’s no question Thomas has the athleticism and skill set to become an All-Pro lineman; having a great offensive line coach is also huge for his development. There is no reason to move Thomas to right tackle, he played both in college but excelled at Left. Coming into the draft, Andrew Thomas was the purest left tackle; the Giants made the right decision with their fourth overall pick.

Will Hernandez starting left guard

Will Hernandez has been a reliable option since he was drafted back in 2018. Since drafted, Hernandez has started in every game (32), talk about a reliable offensive lineman! In 2019, Hernandez’s number of penalties went up (4), more than his rookie year (2). This is something that can be worked on and is not that big of a deal. He played 1067 snaps in 2019, and 1027 snaps his rookie season. The Giants’ offensive line needs a gritty guy like Hernandez, who will do all the dirty work in the trenches.

Spencer Pulley starting center

The New York Giants will have a competition battle at center. For starters, I believe Jon Halapio will be cut from the team; he has sustained too many season-ending injuries. I think the Giants have better options at center, Pulley, Gates, and Lemieux will all battle it out. I feel Spencer Pulley is going to win the starting job. He already has experience playing center, it is his primary position, unlike Gates and Lemieux. In 2019, Pulley only played in four games, he only recorded one penalty and was on the field for 95 snaps. If Pulley happens to get injured and can’t play for the remainder of the season, I want the Giants to give Shane Lemieux a shot at center. Several clips have surfaced of Shane Lemieux practicing snaps during his workouts. I feel like Nick Gates is more of a guard and would rather stay there.

Kevin Zeitler starting right guard

There is no mystery behind this one, Kevin Zeitler will be the starting right guard in 2020. He battled shoulder issues in 2019. If he is healthy, we will see a very productive right guard. I see Zeitler being the leader on the offensive line, a veteran who has a lot of experience in the NFL (eight seasons). He will be a great mentor for the young guys who were just drafted. In 2019, Zeitler started 15 games, he only missed one due to a shoulder injury. In those 15 games, Zeitler averaged 93% of offensive snaps, and only had one penalty all year! All in all, the Giants need Zeitler to be the leader of the offensive line in 2020, I think he has a few more years left to play before Shane Lemieux takes his position.

Nick Gates starting right tackle

In 2020, there will be a battle to see who plays right tackle. Most people think Nate Solder is a starter next season. I think he will come off the bench and be a fill-in type player. I think Nick Gates is the better option right now until Nate Solder can prove he can still protect and be effective in the run game. I think Solder will be a great mentor for the other offensive lineman; the Giants can’t rely on him. The Giants can’t let him play left tackle and be responsible for protecting the blindside. Nick Gates only started three games in 2019, I think 2020 could be a different story, and he could be a starter week one. He did well last season, the Giants’ offensive line was awful, and Gates was the only bright spot some games.

New York Jets: Offensive expectations for upcoming season

New York Jets, Sam Darnold

Last season was riddled with ups-and-downs, breaking news and even mono. Through it all, the New York Jets managed to finish 7-9, which was better than most expected. In Adam Gase‘s second season, and Sam Darnold’s third, the offense should be able to improve. After all, they can’t go anywhere but up after finishing with the last-ranked total offense last season. Let’s take a look at what should be expected from each offensive position group this upcoming campaign:

 

Quarterback

Even though the team finished with a losing record at 7-9, Sam Darnold was 7-6 as a starter. That’s far better than his 4-12 record as a rookie. He also increased his touchdown amount from 17 to 19 and threw two fewer interceptions, down from 15 to 13. Those aren’t major improvements but they’re improvements nonetheless. That’s a good sign, especially since the improvements were with a new head coach and a somewhat thin supporting cast.

Darnold’s final stat line from last season was 3,024 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 13 games. If he didn’t miss games due to mono, there’s no doubt that he would’ve had over 20 touchdowns. Barring any injuries or illnesses this upcoming season, fans should expect to see Darnold throw over 20-25 touchdowns and move toward 4,000 yards. With recent signee Joe Flacco hopefully mentoring and improvements to surrounding playmaking positions, Darnold should take a nice leap for the Jets.

 

Running Back

Last offseason’s signing of Le’Veon Bell sparked a lot of excitement heading into the season. The former All-Pro running back was one of the biggest names in free agency, if not the biggest. He was expected to be a huge part of the offense and, well, that wasn’t necessarily the case. Two seasons removed from 1,291 rushing yards, 655 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns, Bell posted the second-fewest total yards of his career. In 15 games, he totaled 789 rushing yards, 461 receiving yards and just 4 total touchdowns. With more familiarity and an improved offensive line, Bell should get back to around 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards. He probably won’t be posting numbers similar to his career-best, but he should post better numbers.

Fourth-round pick Lamical Perine and free-agent signee Frank Gore should be able to provide situational help for the run game. Gore isn’t nearly what he once was but can still provide spot-help if needed. He shouldn’t be expected to surpass 400, or maybe, even 300 yards this season since his usage will be lessened. He could see time as a late-down option, such as on third-and-one scenarios, for example.

Perine is an interesting player because he could be sprinkled into different scenarios like Bilal Powell was used to. Perine can run between the tackles but can also provide some assistance in the passing game. I expect Perine to see more field time than Frank Gore simply because of his limited wear-and-tear.

 

Wide Receiver

Robby Anderson was one of the top options from last season, but he is now in Carolina. I say “top option” here with a grain of salt because he posted just 52 receptions for 779 yards and 5 touchdowns across all 16 games. Sure, that is not all on him, but those numbers should be higher for one of the better options on the outside. I believe those numbers could easily be replicated by second-round pick Denzel Mims. The Baylor product should be expected to become a major part of the passing attack from the get-go. His speed, deep ball tracking ability and reliability in college should allow Darnold to rely on him from the beginning. He should be expected to grab at least 50 receptions for around 750-800 yards, at least.

Jamison Crowder posted solid numbers in his first season with Gang Green. He totaled 78 receptions for 833 yards and 6 touchdowns while working mostly from the slot. Aside from his playmaking ability with the ball in his hands, Crowder provided last-resort help for Darnold while he was under duress. Crowder should post similar numbers, though possibly with a slight decrease, due to numerous additions.

Free-agent signee Breshad Perriman was brought in to replace Robby Anderson. Perriman, in 14 games, posted career-highs with 36 receptions, 645 yards and 6 touchdowns last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those numbers definitely don’t jump off the page but he was not brought in with the expectations of a 1,000-yard receiver. He’s a guy who could see a slight jump in numbers and have between 700-750 yards.

Other additions, such as Josh Doctson, could provide fill-in assistance in small doses but shouldn’t be expected to drastically improve. Doctson is somewhat of a mystery, in terms of production, and will most likely be used sparingly. Regardless, expect Mims, Crowder and Perriman to be the top options, maybe in that order. The receiving group will be working collectively to produce for New York.

Tight End

The tight end position should be controlled by Ryan Griffin and Chris Herndon throughout the season. Griffin didn’t have spectacular numbers, but when used, he provided much needed receiving help. He totaled 34 receptions for 320 yards and 5 touchdowns on his way to a new three-year, $10.8 million contract. Griffin shouldn’t be expected to drastically improve in production and should most likely produce similar numbers, especially if Herndon plays.

Chris Hernon has shown some flashes of playmaking ability while on the field. However, he played in just one game last season due to a suspension and injuries. He has more upside as a playmaker than Griffin but needs to stay on the field. If he ends up staying on the field, he should be expected to post similar numbers to Griffin. He may exceed him a little, potentially closer to 400 yards. He’s capable of more, but as we’ve seen throughout the years, tight end isn’t a high usage position for this offense.

 

Offensive Line

The Jets have been towards the bottom in offensive line rankings for some time. It has been a position group that has needed to be revamped and it may have finally happened. Connor McGovern was brought in to become the new starting center after starting all 16 games for Denver last season. The team also signed tackle George Fant and guard Alex Lewis. Perhaps the biggest addition though, in both ability and size, is the 6-foot-7, 364-pound tackle Mekhi Becton. He was selected with pick 11 in the draft and helps solidify the left side of the line.

The offensive line shouldn’t be expected to become one of the top lines in the league but could finish as a middle-of-the-pack unit. If that happens, that could cause a major improvement for the whole offense. Le’Veon Bell could run more patiently, which he likes, and Sam Darnold would have more time to go through his progressions. This new starting offensive line should be improved and should be held to higher expectations than fans have been used to.

Bottom Line

With all of the additions to the offense, the Jets should make games more exciting and should be expected to put more pressure on opposing defenses. They probably won’t be a top-10 offense this upcoming season, but fans should expect the team to exceed their average of 17.3 points-per-game last season.

The Underdogs: Giants Are Favorites in Just One Game in 2020

New York Giants, Daniel Jones

The New York Giants have been a bit of a doormat in the NFL the past six seasons, posting just one winning season since 2012 and posting a .438 winning percentage for the 2010-2019 decade, their lowest win/loss percentage since the Wilderness Years of the 1970s.

So, it makes perfect sense that the oddsmakers, who now have the full NFL regular season schedule in their hands – have made the Giants favorites in just one game for the 2020 season. They are underdogs in 12 games and pick’em in three.

WEEK 1: Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants +3 (Monday)
WEEK 2: New York Giants @ Chicago Bears -5
WEEK 3:  San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants +6½
WEEK 4:  New York Giants @ Los Angeles Rams -6½
WEEK 5:  New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys -7½
WEEK 6:  Washington Redskins @ New York Giants -5
WEEK 7:  New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles -7 (Thursday)
WEEK 8:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants +3 (Monday)
WEEK 9:  New York Giants @ Washington Redskins pk
WEEK 10:  Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants +3½
BYE
WEEK 12:  New York Giants @ Cincinnati Bengals pk
WEEK 13:  New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks -8½
WEEK 14:  Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants pk
WEEK 15:  Cleveland Browns @ New York Giants +1
WEEK 16:  New York Giants @ Baltimore Ravens -12½
WEEK 17:  Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants +3

Last season, the Giants were favorites five times and had an against the spread record of 7-9.

Some interesting facts about the upcoming season from BetOnline.ag:

Baltimore is favored in all 16 games.
New Orleans is favored in 14 with two pick’ems.
San Francisco is favored in 13, one game a underdog, and two as a pick’em.
Kansas City is favored in 14 and underdogs for two.
Tampa Bay is favored in 12, underdogs for three and a pick’em for one.
Jacksonville is an underdog in all 16 games.
Cincinnati is favored in 1, underdogs in 14 and a pick’em in one
Carolina is favored in two, underdogs in 13 with one pick’em.
Washington is favored in two, underdogs in 13 with one pick’em.

Home team is favored 166 times, 64.8% of the time
Road team is favored 74 times, 28.9% of the time
16 games are a pick’em, 6.3% of the time
Week 5 has the most home favorites with 14 of 15
Week 7 is the only week where more road teams are favored (5-7-2)

NFL to Broadcast Playoff Game on Nickelodeon for 2020

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With the NFL season facing challenges to all the other leagues face in the coronavirus world we now live in, we did get some positive news. The CBA was approved, the NFL draft will go ahead (modified of course), and modifications to the current NFL postseason expanding the number of teams participating to 14 teams. As a result of the new expanded format, news emerged that sounded so comical, you assumed it was an April Fool’s Day prank.

NFL to Broadcast on Children’s TV Network

The Jets, a fringe playoff team last season, had a chance to be the 7th team under this new format. So, IF the NFL season starts on time (a lot could still happen with this pandemic), the Jets could be playing their first playoff game since Mark Sanchez was QB on the Nickelodeon television network.

Yes. You read that right. Nickelodeon will carry an NFL playoff game for the 2020-2021 season. Complete with their own broadcast team.

The Possibilities are ENDLESS

If you’re like me, someone in their late 20’s to mid to late 30’s, you remember A LOT of Nickelodeon television. Bringing back someone like Summer Sanders (host of Figure It Out), or Mike O’Malley (host of the show Guts) would excite young parents my age into watching the broadcast on Nickelodeon for nostalgia sake.

But Nickelodeon is, first and foremost, known for its animation. Rugrats, Aah! Real Monsters, Hey Arnold, Rocket Power, and (most famously) Spongebob Squarepants. Could you imagine a Nickelodeon broadcast of an NFL game featuring Summer Sanders doing play by play, and Spongebob doing color commentary? If the Simpsons could animate Homer answering questions in real time, and South Park’s Eric Cartman could introduce Colorado University’s football team on live TV, Spongebob doing color for Jets V Ravens in the Wild Card game is VERY much a reality.