The New York Giants have been the recipient of their share of bad injury fortune over the last couple of years.
In fact, Warren Sharp of Sharp Football says that they have had as many torn ACLs as 10 other teams combined.
Giants have had as many players tear their ACL in the last two years as the…
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) February 21, 2023
It’s been a hard road back to championship contention for New York ever since they won the Super Bowl back in the 2011 season over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
It took the Giants five years just to return to the playoffs, where they got routed by Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round following the 2016 campaign.
The 2022 season was only their second playoff appearance since 2011, and they did rather well by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, who had a 13-4 record, in the Wild Card round before falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional round.
One of the many players on the Giants who has suffered a torn ACL is star running back Saquon Barkley, who sustained the injury in 2020.
He had a subpar 2021 campaign, which led some to think he wouldn’t again be the stud he was in his first two seasons.
But this past season, he put up 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, earning him a spot in the Pro Bowl.
Barkley is going to be a free agent this offseason, and he is going to be asking for a good deal of money in order to stay in New York.
Complicating matters is the fact that quarterback Daniel Jones is also a free agent and asking for what seems to some like an astronomical amount of money.
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