Giants owner issues a warning following the NFL Draft
The New York Giants were among the teams that were excited about the draft haul they compiled in the 2020 NFL Draft. As a result of their impressive haul, Giants owner John Mara issued a warning following the NFL Draft.
“We should be a better team this year; we better be a better team this year,” Mara said, via The New York Post.
In the first round of the draft, the Giants selected Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 pick. Thomas was taken with the expectation that he can improve an offensive line that had its fair share of struggles in 2019.
Then, in the second round, New York drafted Xavier McKinney to bolster the backend of their secondary. Furthermore, the expectation for McKinney is to form a dynamic duo at safety alongside Jabrill Peppers.
While Mara believes the roster is much better than it was a season ago, he’s expecting better results next season. At the same time, he’s growing impatient in the team’s lack of success in recent seasons.
Since going 11-5 and making the playoffs in 2016, the Giants have combined for just 12 wins in the past three seasons. With Joe Judge becoming the team’s next head coach, Mara is hopeful that he can be the one to right the ship.
For the Giants, they are entering their second season with Daniel Jones at quarterback. Besides Jones, New York is loaded on offense, featuring the likes of Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, and Golden Tate.
As for the defense, they added Blake Martinez and James Bradberry in free agency. If the Giants don’t see much improvement in 2020, it’s safe to say that Mara could have his sights on making a change in the front office — officially putting Dave Gettleman on the hot seat.