The Giants have nothing left to play for in 2018, and they should start focusing on what could be a very big draft for them in April.
The New York Giants are on their way to a 1-7 start to the 2018 NFL season, assuming they don’t find a way to come back and defeat the Washington Redskins. This is now the second consecutive season in which Giants management expected the team to contend for a Super Bowl, and yet they are once again headed for what will probably be a top three pick in next April’s NFL Draft.
The Giants season has essentially been over for weeks now, and at this point, there isn’t much left for them to concern themselves with in 2018. They should just start making plans for the draft, which could be a very important draft in regards to the future of the team.
Right about now, there are only two players that are keeping the Giants mildly relevant and interesting: wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is good for an absolutely breathtaking catch every now and then, and rookie running back Saquon Barkley, who already looks like he could be a top three or four back in the NFL.
Other than those two players, this Giants team is nothing but lackluster all the way around. Even their future Hall of Fame quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champ and Super Bowl MVP, looks like he has been long washed up. And at age 37, that’s pretty much exactly what he is.
The Giants need a quarterback to take the throne from Manning in the next year or two, and they should have a chance to find someone in the first round of the 2019 draft considering their pick will probably be in the top two or three.
No disrespect to Eli, obviously a member of the football royalty Manning family, but there is nothing more he can do for the Giants. He’s given them 15 years and two very memorable Super Bowl runs. He’s done all he can.
The 2018 season is over for New York, and they need to focus on the upcoming draft and the future of the franchise from here on out.