âBy Rob Schardt
Alright fellow Giants fans, as much as it pains me to say it, but we are officially in the âWin Now Modeâ. The other day, when the G-men signed Odell long term, it most likely gave fans the a clear sign that they want to give Eli Manning one last ride to hopefully capture another Super Bowl victory. If you look at the numbers, the Giants are a much better team with Odell and of course Eli Manningâs numbers also rise dramatically in positive numbers. If I were to guess, I would think this window would close in about two years. Over the past 2 years the Giants showed us that they are putting all their faith in Eli. Evan Engram was a great addition to pair him with Odell and Shep, but then you add Saquon Barkley to this offense and now there are no excuses for Eli not to succeed. GM Dave Gettleman also brought in offensive guru Pat Schurmur in as head coach to hopefully change the atmosphere that former coach Ben McAdoo made toxic.
âA few months ago, the Odell rumors were swirling that the team was going to trade him before the draft and now those rumors are left in the dust. If the Giants really wanted to have a complete rebuild, the first step would have been to trade Odell. To be honest, the New York Football Giants and the word rebuild just do not go together. My thoughts through that entire experience, were how could you possibly trade a super star like Odell. I know for one thing, if Odell was traded, these fans would have had cried and rioted at MetLife stadium.
Now, I believe the next step would be signing Landon Collins long term. Landon has evolved into a leader on the team and now deserves to receive a long term contract of his own. Giants fans have been through an emotional rollercoaster over the past few years, where the team went from Super Bowl contenders to the second worst team in the league all in one season. Fans even had to deal with seeing Eli Manning start on the bench for the first time of his career, which was painful enough. Well on the bright side, the Giants are stacked with young talent and before they have to pay everyone, now would be a great time for a 5th Super Bowl from the G-men.
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