The New York Giants have been around for quite some time, getting their start in the NFL in 1925 when Tim Mara purchased the franchise for $500. It’s been over 90 years since those early days, and the team has brought home four Vince Lombardi Trophies – the first in 1986 with quarterback Phil Simms and most recently in 2012 with quarterback Eli Manning.
With such a long and vibrant history, there are sure to be ups and downs along the way. The 2017-2018 season was a down year for the Giants of New York as they only notched three wins, and their efforts were compounded by the fact that star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined early in the campaign with a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery.
Let’s take a look at where the Giants stand, and what moves have already been made this offseason.
Big Blue 2018
The Giants don’t have a huge amount of cap space (they’re sitting at $23.1 million, 18th in the NFL). With a brand new head coach (Pat Shurmur, who most recently was the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings), it’s hoped the 2018 season will have a better result than the previous one when all is said and done. They’ll be without the services of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, however. Pierre-Paul was drafted 15th overall by the Giants in 2010 and was recently traded (along with a fourth-round pick) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for third- and fourth-round picks. They’ll also be doing without cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who was released in March.
In addition to Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants have another wideout they’re hoping will help them notch a few more wins this season in Sterling Shepard. This will be Shepard’s third NFL season. The team also recently picked up former Bronco wide receiver Cody Latimer, former Cardinal defensive end Josh Mauro, former Patriot left tackle Nate Solder, and cornerback B.W. Webb. Another recent addition is veteran safety Michael Thomas.
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