New York Jets land DE Vinny Curry: What does he bring?

The New York Jets have now added a former Super Bowl champion in former Eagles edge rusher Vinny Curry. Curry joins the Jets on a one-year, $1.3 million dollar deal. Curry garnered interest from the Jets last offseason but ultimately returned to Philadelphia, now with Robert Saleh in the fold, Curry becomes another piece for Saleh to play with on defense. So, how will the veteran rusher impact the team?

Last season, Curry put up 3.0 sacks, 3 TFLs and 10 QB Hits as a rotational edge rusher for the Eagles. In three seasons before that, Curry had a total of 10.5 sacks, 90 tackles, 20 TFLs, 37 QB Hits and a forced fumble. Although he is north of 30 (will be 33 by Week one), the New Jersey native brings productivity and experience to the edge spot as a rotational presence.

Curry has had exceptional seasons in the past with 9.0 sacks and 4+ forced turnovers just a few years ago, but if Curry can at the very least replicate what he did last season he will be an asset to the team.

The Jets will still likely need to add another edge in the draft, but it is clear Joe Douglas is not messing around with making additions to the defense. By adding Carl Lawson, Sheldon Rankins, and now Curry, the team continues to make the defensive front a point in order to built a legitimate presence heading into the Robert Saleh era.

In analyzing the way this defense is being outlined, it is already being formulated similarly to the 49ers Super Bowl front with Buckner, Bosa, Thomas and others. If the Jets can institute even a semblance of that they are on their way to success.

4 players the New York Jets should be thankful for

New York Jets, Mekhi Becton

Happy Thanksgiving, Jets fans! Unfortunately (maybe fortunately for our appetites) the Jets do not play today. At 0-10, the Jets are in the midst of one of their worst starts in franchise history.

Here are four New York Jets players to be thankful for:

Mekhi Becton LT

Mekhi Becton has been the biggest bright spot for the Jets this season. The eleventh overall pick has broken out immediately and asserted himself as one of the top tackles in the league.

Becton is already leading the Pro Bowl votes for offensive tackles. Becton has been an absolute force this season with a PFF grade of 73.9 and easy handling of premier pass rushers like Joey and Nick Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and Frank Clark, among others. Becton has emerged as a franchise left tackle throughout this season, and he provides a huge (literally) building block for the future. The Jets struck gold on Mt. Becton.

Braden Mann P

Braden Mann being selected was viewed by some as a curious pick in the 6th round when the Jets had such a need at receiver. However, the former college star has been a breakout piece. Now, purely off stats, Mann has a 44.8 average in terms of a yard per punt, which only ranks 19th in the league, but his sample size is the largest in the league at 50, which is an excessive amount for punters. With a floundering offense, Mann gets a lot of work, and the fact that as a rookie, he already is in the pro bowl consideration and being a consistent punter is very impressive. Special teams do matter, and the future for the Jets groups is all the brighter with Braden in it.

Denzel Mims WR

Denzel Mims was out for the first 6 games this season, despite that, he has broken out in a big way. Mims currently sits at 13 receptions for 217 yards, with an average of 16.7 yards per reception. He has averaged around 54.3 yards per game and been a consistent producer for the Jets with their QB issues. Mims has made some really spectacular catches, though, that have really opened eyes. His beautiful sideline catch against the Chargers Sunday was just another example of his phenomenal hands. What the Jets offense needs to do is maximize his catch radius and start throwing him more targets in the red zone. Despite missing time, Mims figures to still put up above-average numbers this season, and he figures to be a great piece for the future.

Quinnen Williams DT

Arguably the biggest breakout star of the Jets season is the former third overall pick, Quinnen Williams. Last season Williams had 28 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4 TFLs, 6 QB Hits, and a FR. This season, in only 10 games, Williams has 34 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7 TFLs, 7 QB Hits, and a FF. Williams has already exceeded his rookie campaign in only nine games that he has played in this season. Williams still has six games to continue to build onto his breakout season. Williams has displayed a real visible growth in his play as well. Last season he seemed a lot weaker and less developed. He still has a long way to go, but he has looked much quicker and more refined this season, and that is a huge thing to be thankful for in the trenches in the future.

New York Giants: No More Excuses In Week Three

New York Giants, Blake Martinez

The New York Giants have suffered two disappointing losses to kick off their 2020 NFL season. Sitting at 0-2 the Giants are heading into Week Three with a divided, upset fanbase. New York lost its best player, Saquon Barkley, to a season-ending injury in Week Two. They lost by a single possession after holding the Bears to 0 points in the second half of their Week Two contest. In Week Three, there is no more room for excuses and there is no more time for development: the Giants need to win.

Rookie head coach Joe Judge has kept his team fighting hard in games that result in losing efforts. Now, at home, against an injury-riddled San Fransisco 49ers team in Week Three, Joe Judge and the Giants need to come away with a win.

Their Easiest Opponent Yet

The Giants faced two of the best defenses in the NFL in Weeks One and Two. They were scheduled to go up against yet another dominant front-seven in Week Three, but they are dodging a bullet as San Fransisco’s powerful defense has suffered a number of critical injuries.

Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Dee Ford are all out in Week Three (and some for much longer). On offense, Jimmy Garoppolo is unlikely to play, leaving Nick Mullens as the starting quarterback. The last time the Giants faced Nick Mullens and the 49ers, Eli Manning mounted a come-from-behind victory on primetime.

The Giants have no excuse not to beat the Nick Mullens-led 49ers again in 2020. Additionally, Mullens will be without the team’s starting running back, Raheem Mostert, who is currently twelfth in the NFL in rushing yards. Backup running back Tevin Coleman also did not participate in practice this week. And Mullens’s favorite target, All-Pro tight end George Kittle, has not practiced and did not play in Week Two.

New York is finally catching a break. After throwing their brand new coaching staff into the fire against two of the best teams in the NFL, the Giants are catching a break, going up against the most injured team in the NFL this week. The Fighting Joe Judges have no excuses left if they lose this game. This is one that they need to win, and one that they should win.

New York Jets: Quinnen Williams ready for unique Sunday challenge

New York Jets, Quinnen Williams

New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has a little extra motivation to play well against San Francisco on Sunday.

Week 1’s no-show in Buffalo and the return to MetLife Stadium should be enough motivation for every member of the New York Jets going into this Sunday’s tilt against the San Francisco 49ers (1 p.m. ET, Fox). But defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has an extra personal layer of incentive, one to show just exactly what San Francisco’s missing.

Two of the top three picks from the 2019 NFL Draft will square off on Sunday. Williams went third to the Jets during the selection proceedings in Nashville, minutes after Nick Bosa was chosen by the 49ers. The instant gratification nature of the draft, accompanied by its obsession with the question of what might’ve been, ensured that Williams and Bosa would be forever connected for the rest of their careers, even if matchups between the Jets and Niners only come as often as the Summer Olympics.

San Francisco general manager John Lynch strongly hinted that the decision at No. 2 came down to one of the defensive linemen. The final decision of Bosa didn’t stop Lynch from singing Williams’ praises prior to the fateful day.

“The season he had may have been as good of a college football season that I’ve ever seen,” Lynch said, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area after Williams tallied 19.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in his redshirt sophomore season at Alabama. “He was just dominant. What a season he had. He’s a spectacular player.”

By now, it’s clear that Bosa more than justified Lynch’s decision. He earned 13 sacks, including four in San Francisco’s run to Super Bowl LIV, en route to the Associated Press Rookie of the Year honors. Williams struggled in his debut season with the Jets (0-1), a year plagued with injuries and inconsistency. His final ledger consisted of 28 tackles, including 2.5 sacks.

2020 got off to a somewhat better start. He was arrested in March after attempting to bring a firearm on an airplane, but he made positive headlines in organizing charitable endeavors in both the metropolitan area and in his native Birmingham in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Williams knows that, on the field, his Jets career hasn’t exactly gone as envisioned yet. While he was one of the few Jets to earn praise from the 27-17 disaster in Buffalo…defensive coordinator Gregg Williams offered praise of collapsing Josh Allen’s pocket…the defender knows he’s capable of much more.

“I got to do much more. I have to go out there and give it my all, every single play, every single down,” Quinnen Williams said this week, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post. “That’s what I expect from myself. My standards are super high for myself, so I feel like I haven’t (done) what I can do and I should be doing.”

Williams can certainly make a statement on Sunday, as the Jets seek their first win of the season against the defending NFC champions. A New York defense missing several key components through trades (Jamal Adams), opt-outs (C.J. Mosley), or injuries (Blake Cashman, possibly Avery Williamson) will need someone to step up to stop a San Franciso offense that ranked second in NFL offense last season.

The connection between Williams and San Francisco (0-1) wasn’t much of a talking point in Florham Park this week, but some Niners appear to be aware of the bond he and Bosa indirectly share.

“Obviously, hindsight is 20-20 but Nick at number two is a no-brainer. And Quinnen was a no brainer,” blocker Trent Williams said in a report from Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee. “At that point, it was just kind of what you prefer as a team, as a coaching staff and as an organization. Obviously, I don’t think you could have gone wrong with either player. I do feel Nick has turned into one of the best at his position. Quinnen has that same ability. So we expect him to be disruptive on Sunday and we expect to try to contain him. Both of those guys are saturated with talent and I don’t think you could have went wrong either way.”

Bosa himself commented on the connection in the same report.

“I’m just really happy that I ended up (in San Francisco) and I’m glad they felt confident enough to pick me,” Bosa said. “I’m sure (Williams) is going to get the hang of it here pretty soon, because he’s super talented. He’s got everything he needs. I mean, (we’re) two good players, and I’m happy I got picked one above him.”

There’s still time for pick no. 3 to fulfill that potential and make the Jets equally satisfied. Williams’ next big opportunity comes against the team that passed on him, one that went with Bosa to anchor their defensive line.

While his stats and play may not meet anyone standards, not even his own, the most famous examples of a Jets-Crimson Tide crossover is a believer in his fellow former Tuscaloosa dweller.

“Quinnen is a great athlete, a terrific athlete,” Namath told Kristian Dyer of Sports Illustrated. “He’s going to be around. I like his personality, he’s a nice man but he’s still a hell of a defensive lineman – you don’t have to be one of those guys who is raging in the locker room.”

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

New York Giants: It’s Time To Chase Chase Young

The New York Giants are now an abysmal 2-8 with six games left to play in the 2019 NFL season. If the season ended today, the Giants would hold the third overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This would be ideal for the Giants.

In no way do I condone tanking, but the Giants should want to be picking top three in this year’s draft. In all likelihood, the first two picks will be the top quarterback prospects, Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow. But the third pick is where the Giants could get a team-changing talent. Even if the Giants end up winning some games, they are likely to be picking top ten this year, and they should explore trading up to the third overall pick for one player: Chase Young.

Chase Young Stats And Highlights

It is time for the Giants to start chasing Chase Young. Whether that be resting some starters and allowing the team to lose a few extra games, or looking for ways to acquire necessary draft capital to trade up in the draft, the Giants need to start making plans to get Chase Young.

This prospect could be the second Ohio State University pass-rusher drafted in the top three in two years. Last year, the 49ers drafted Nick Bosa second overall. Already they see significant returns as Bosa has already totaled 20 combined tackles, 7 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception in his first 9 professional games. The crazy thing is, Chase Young might even be better than Bosa was coming out of school.

Chase Young has been a sack machine in his last two collegiate seasons. As a sophomore last year, Chase Young racked up 10.5 sacks. He also had 14.5 tackles for loss and 34 total tackles. An impressive sophomore season, but Chase took his game up to another level in 2019.

This year, Chase Young has been a force to be reckoned with. Chase Young has improved his sack total in 2019 to 13.5 sacks in only 8 games. He has also forced an insane 5 fumbles, as well as racking up 15.5 tackles for loss. This is historic production through 8 games. According to Pro Football Focus, Young’s 13.5 sacks are “are the most by any defender through the first nine weeks of a college football season since Carl Nassib had the same amount in 2015.”

Chase Young is a legitimate game-wrecking pass-rusher. The Giants have not had a force off the edge in quite a while. In 2018, the Giants only totaled 30 sacks, tied for second-worst in the NFL. They have shown improvement in 2019, currently ranking 15th in the league with 24 sacks, making their pass-rushing unit average.

Chase Young would be the perfect player for the Giants to build their young defense around. After missing out on Josh Allen (after a failed trade-up attempt) in 2018, expect the Giants to be eager for a pass-rusher in 2019. The guy that they need to target is Chase Young.

New York Giants: Should The Giants Trade Up For An Elite Defensive Prospect?

How will Quinnen Williams impact the New York Jets' defense?

The New York Giants have holes all over their roster after a pitiful 5-11 season. The Giants have come up in plenty of rumors surround trades for quarterbacks. However, a trade not a lot of people have mentioned is one for an elite defensive prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Who Might The Giants Target In A Potential Trade?

The Giants currently hold the 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. They do have a high pick, but they still are not likely to land one of the top 3 defensive players in the draft class unless a team in front of the Giants does something unexpected. There are 3 truly elite defensive prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.

Josh Allen is probably the best 3-4 outside linebacker in this draft class. He was spectacular during his collegiate years at Kentucky. Allen holds Kentucky’s all-time sack record. In his junior season, Allen racked up an impressive 17 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. He had a total of 88 tackles and even forced 5 fumbles. Allen was an impact player game in and game out. After an impressive close to his collegiate career, Josh Allen finds himself as a lock to be a top 4 pick in the draft. If the Giants want Josh Allen, they will need to trade into the top 4.

Quinnen Williams is not an edge rusher but he is still an elite, impact defender. Williams is an interior defensive lineman from Alabama. He has been praised as the 2019 Draft’s “can’t-miss” player. Quinnen was nearly unblockable in 2018. He finished the season with 71 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. Williams was also especially impressive at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. His 4.83 40-yard dash caught the attention of scouts throughout the league. Quinnen Williams does not usually make it past the top 4 picks in mock drafts, so the Giants will need to trade up a few spots to land him.

Nick Bosa was considered the sure-fire 1st overall pick for quite a while. However, it looks like the Cardinals will be going quarterback with the 1st pick. Bosa will not have to wait long to be drafted though. He seems to be a lock at the 2nd overall pick to the 49ers. Bosa is a tremendous talent. Nick Bosa is the brother of NFL pass-rushing superstar Joey Bosa and has the potential to be better than Joey. In 2017, Bosa totaled 8.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, and 66 total pressures. If the Giants want Nick Bosa, they will need to trade up to the 2nd overall pick.

Why Would The Giants Trade Up For A Defender?

The Giants seem to be set on waiting as long as they can to get their next quarterback. It does not seem like they will be trying to draft one in the top 10 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft. If that truly is the case, why not go all in on defense and try to get the best player possible?

The Giants need an impact player on defense. The 2019 NFL Draft is filled with defensive talent. If the Giants are serious about improving the defensive side of the football, they should consider making a trade into the top 3 picks of the draft.

What Would The Giants Need To Trade?

The Giants hold the 6th pick and would need to trade all the way up to the 2nd overall pick in order to secure one of these players. The 6th pick is worth 1,600 points and the 2nd pick is worth 2,200, according to the Drafttek NFL Trade Value Chart.

This means the Giants would need to create an additional 600 points on top of the 6th pick. The 17th pick is worth 950, so the Giants might be able to trade both of their 1st round picks in order to get one of these players. However, if the Giants do not want to give up the 17th pick, they could still make the trade.

If the Giants offered the 6th pick, their 2nd round pick (worth 530 points), and their 3rd round pick (worth 120 points), they will have made up enough points to move up 4 spots and select a game-changing talent. Sure, the Giants could hold their breath and hope one of these players falls in their lap at 6. But if the Giants want to ensure they land a blue-chip prospect, they certainly have the draft capital to trade for one.

New York Giants Could End Up With An Elite Defender And Quarterback In 2019 Draft

Could the New York Giants find a way to secure Quinnen Williams?

The New York Giants face a dilemma in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants have decided to completely rebuild the team. They allowed their starting safety, Landon Collins, to walk in free agency and traded away superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.

This leaves the Giants with holes all over their roster that they will need to fill in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some fans want to see the Giants draft the next franchise quarterback. Other fans want to see the team take an elite defensive prospect. There is a way the Giants could end up with both.

How The Giants Could Get An Elite Defender

The 2019 NFL Draft class is filled with defensive talent. The top defensive prospects in this class are elite, potentially future all-pro players. Players like Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Quinnen Williams are being looked at as elite prospects.

These players should all go in the top 5. However, there is a way the Giants could get one of these players with the 6th pick.

One of these players will have to fall due to a team trading up for a quarterback, or a team in the top 3 reaching on a player at a position of need. The Jets have been consistently brought up in trade rumors. If they trade their pick to a quarterback-needy team, such as the Dolphins, that would mean one of these players will fall.

In addition, if a team like the 49ers decide to skip out on one of these prospects, that would cause a defender to fall. The 49ers traded for Dee Ford recently, so it would not be a surprise if they decide they are fine on defense. The 49ers could take wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. They need a receiver, so it would not be surprising if they reached on one.

Assuming the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray 1st overall, the 49ers draft D.K. Metcalf, and the Jets trade away the 3rd pick, the Giants will be able to draft one of Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The top 3 picks will be crucial for the Giants and there quest to draft a top 3 defensive prospect.

The Raiders, more likely than not, will draft one of the elite defenders with the 4th pick. The Buccanneers will probably draft the best player available, however, it is possible they do not take Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The Buccaneers have been linked to linebacker Devin White.

If these possible outcomes happen, the Giants can end up with either Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa, or Josh Allen. At the very least, they will be able to draft Devin White. These players would be instant-impact starters on the Giants defense and could change the course of the franchise for the next decade.

If the Giants draft a defender with the 6th pick, how will they be able to draft a quarterback, too?

How The Giants Could Get A Franchise Quarterback

By trading Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants were able to acquire the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Additionally, this trade might also allow the Giants to draft their next franchise quarterback. The 17th overall pick will be a key selection for the Giants’ future.

The Giants have plenty of options with the 17th pick. If they want to use it to draft a quarterback, they could stay put and draft the best one available. Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, or Will Grier will be names to watch at 17.

However, if the Giants do not want to stay at 17, they could potentially trade their way back into the top 10 and draft a quarterback. In this scenario, the Giants could end up with Dwayne Haskins and an elite defender- this would be most Giants fans’ dream draft.

If a team does not trade up with the Jets to draft Dwayne Haskins, and the Giants draft an elite defender, Haskins will most likely fall all the way to the 10th pick before a team considers drafting him. The Giants will be at 17 and could potentially trade up to the 9th pick to keep Haskins away from Denver. The Bills hold the 9th pick and drafted their franchise quarterback last year.

According to the Walter Football NFL Draft Value Chart, the 17th overall pick is worth 950 points. If the Giants are looking to trade back into the top 10, it will cost them their 17th pick (950) and their 2nd round pick (530). The 9th pick is worth 1,350 points, so the Giants’ 17th and a 2nd round pick could get the deal done. However, the Bills will have all the leverage, so the Giants might have to throw in a future pick or maybe even a player.

The Giants have a rare opportunity here. They could acquire the face of the franchise’s defense and offense in the same draft. The 17th pick is only 8 spots behind the 9th, so the Bills would not lose out on too much if they traded back with the Giants. If the Bills intend to draft a receiver, the 17th pick will still get them a top 3 receiver in this draft class, and load up on extra draft picks from the Giants. It is a win-win situation.

Imagine a New York Giants roster that features Dwayne Haskins AND Quinnen Williams/Nick Bosa/Josh Allen

Nick Bosa One Of The Players The New York Giants Met With

Could the New York Giants take a pass rusher at number six overall? It’s not out of the question and the list of players that they’ve visited during the NFL Combine and during various college Pro Days reflects that. It wasn’t that long ago that the team sent staff to meet with Rashan Gary at the Michigan Pro Day, and it seems the Giants did the same thing with one of the most well-known players from Michigan’s main rival.

The player that they met with in this case is Nick Bosa, who is projected to go as high as number one overall. The meeting was revealed on NFL Network and while Bosa falling past the Cardinals at number one overall would have seemed like a pipe dream earlier in the year, it looks like there’s a chance the Cardinals could take a quarterback and move on from Josh Rosen. That would leave Bosa to potentially fall, although whether or not Bosa lasts past the 49ers is debatable.

Bosa is possibly the highest rated defensive player in the draft, but will have some detractors because of his injury problems which led to him only playing three games in his junior season. His draft stock won’t be based on that year, but on the two years prior where Bosa registered 13.5 sacks and showed both versatility and skill as a speed rusher.

However, the Giants may be wary of another pass rushing player coming off of an injury. The team did, after all, enter the season without Olivier Vernon, something that likely played a part in things going of the rails as fast as they did. It also looks likely that the Giants will prioritize a quarterback over a pass rusher, but that isn’t certain. The front office has defied expectations already this offseason, for better or for worse.

The 49ers have the second overall pick and are the most likely team to take Bosa. It seems the Giants meeting with him is a bit of a precaution to be prepared in the event that they don’t make the expected choice. Either that, or the Giants front office knows something that isn’t public info yet. Either way, Bosa is worth keeping an eye on, and one of the best additions the Giants could get if still available at number six overall.

What If The New York Giants Do Not Acquire A Quarterback In The 2019 Offseason?

New York Giants, Justin Herbert

The 2019 offseason has been an interesting one for the New York Giants. So far they have traded away their star receiver in an attempt to rebuild the offense. However, they also decided to keep 38-year-old Eli Manning as their starting quarterback. This has left fans and analysts confused as to what direction the team is going.

General manager Dave Gettleman claims to have a plan. Not many people see a clear and concise plan being executed at this moment in time. One thing seemingly everyone (except Gettleman, for some reason) can agree on is that the Giants need to find a quarterback in the 2019 offseason.

Eli Manning’s age and expiring contract lead many to believe he will retire after the 2019 NFL season. This is why fans and analysts think the Giants should find a quarterback this offseason. However, some reports seem to indicate that the Giants are considering not getting a quarterback this offseason.

If the New York Giants do not obtain a quarterback in the 2019 offseason, they will have plenty of other options in the 2019 NFL Draft and they will also need to look ahead to their quarterback options in 2020 and beyond.

How This Would Affect The 2019 NFL Draft

Fans and analysts are expecting the Giants to take a quarterback with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, or at least some point in this draft. However, if they do not draft a quarterback, the Giants will be able to address a lot of other positions of need.

The 2019 NFL Draft class is loaded with defensive talent. With the 6th pick in the draft, the Giants could potentially take a defensive superstar. Teams might trade up ahead of the Giants to select a quarterback. This would cause the elite defenders to fall right into the Giants’ lap.

If the Giants have the opportunity to draft Quinnen Williams, Devin White, Josh Allen, or Nick Bosa, they need to do it (if they are choosing to wait on a quarterback). If any of those defenders are available, the Giants cannot waste their pick on an offensive lineman or any other position. Those players are elite prospects who have all-pro potential.

The Giants had one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2018. Any of those players would be able to step in and make an immediate impact.

The Giants Could Make A Run At An NFL Veteran

The 2020 offseason is set to be filled with quarterback talent. In the NFL, a few veteran signal-callers are set to become free agents in 2020, barring any mid-season contract extensions. One name to pay extra attention to is Russell Wilson.

Russell Wilson has spent 7 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He has won a Super Bowl and thrown for at least 30 touchdowns in 3 of his 7 seasons. He has never had a season with less than 20 touchdown passes. Wilson is an elite quarterback. His next contract, whether it is with Seattle, New York, or another team, will likely make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Wilson has not ruled out the possibility of playing in New York. He was rumored in February to have interest in joining the Giants. However, when asked about it, Russell Wilson admitted he does not think Seattle will let him go. If he manages to become a free agent, expect the Giants to make a serious run at the future hall-of-fame quarterback.

Quarterback Options Through The Draft

Outside of free agency, the 2020 NFL Draft will have great options at football’s most important position. The Giants were heavily scouting Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in 2018 before he decided to stay at school for another year. He will be in the 2020 NFL Draft and if the Giants do not have a young quarterback by then, they will be more than interested in Justin Herbert.

Justin Herbert threw 29 touchdown passes in 2018 to only 8 interceptions. He also threw for 3,151 passing yards. Herbert decided to stay in college for one more year, but he will be a highly-ranked prospect in 2020.

Two more quarterback prospects are worth keeping an eye on for the 2020 NFL Draft. Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa could be in next year’s draft class.

Both of these quarterbacks will be juniors next season, so it is possible that neither of them declares for the draft next offseason. However, if they do, they will both draw top-10 interest, just like Justin Herbert.

In 2018, Jake Fromm threw for 2,761 passing yards with 30 touchdown passes and only 6 interceptions. Fromm helped lead the Georgia Bulldogs to an outstanding 11-3 record in 2018. Georgia made it to the SEC Championship and lost to Alabama.

Alabama’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa lead his team to a 14-1 record. Tua was able to throw for 3,966 yards and 43 passing touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018. Alabama made it all the way to the College Football Championship before losing to Clemson.

Clemson’s football team features the crown-jewel of quarterback prospects: Trevor Lawrence. Trevor Lawrence stepped in as a true freshman and threw for 3,280 passing yards with 30 passing touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. Lawrence was so impressive in 2018 that he drew comparisons to Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, and John Elway. Some analysts think Trevor Lawrence could succeed in the NFL if he were able to play in it today.

Trevor Lawrence would be an awesome player for the Giants to draft, however, waiting until 2021 to draft a quarterback seems dangerous. Waiting until 2021 could potentially waste two years of Saquon Barkley’s career and rookie contract.

The Giants have plenty of future options at quarterback. Fans everywhere should hope that they pick the right one and do so as soon as possible.

New York Giants: Nick Bosa Would Be Solid Pick, If Available

As we draw closer to the NFL Draft, there’s a better idea available of which players will enter and which ones will return to college. The league released its list on Friday of players who are giving up their college eligibility to enter this year’s draft, and the number came to 135, a record high. On that list are some notable names that include quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins, but also star defensive players such as Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa.

Much of the talk recently has been about the quarterback position, but the Giants also have needs to address on defense and Nick Bosa shouldn’t be overlooked as a player who can help fill those needs. It would be easy to make a comparison to Bosa’s more well-known brother, Joey, but that wouldn’t do the younger Bosa justice. Bosa is one of the top prospects in the draft on his own merits, not because of having a famous name.

Bosa finished with four sacks this season, despite not playing in more than three games because of suffering an injury early in the season against TCU. The season before, he had 8.5, and focusing only on sacks would be understating Bosa’s influence on the game through pressuring the other team’s quarterback even on plays that don’t result in an actual sack. Bosa is one of the better athletic prospects on the defensive side of the draft and that plays into his skill at pressuring.

The Giants still haven’t quite replaced the production of Jason Pierre-Paul, and with Olivier Vernon potentially leaving before this season, they could use help in the pass rush. That’s where Bosa could come in, and like Saquon Barkley last year, one can expect Bosa to have an immediate impact if the Giants spend their first round pick on him. However, for that to happen, Bosa would have to be available.

There’s no guarantee that such a player would be around when the Giants pick sixth overall, and that’s the biggest obstacle in the way of Bosa becoming a Giant.

After all, Bosa himself recently said recently that he’s aiming to go number one overall. “It’s definitely a little competitive. I’ve always wanted to be the top in my class, and it would be cool to be No. 1.”