The New York Giants offense is young and talented. The Giants have used 1st-round picks on their offense in each of the last three NFL Drafts. This tactic has rebuilt their offense and set them up for a bright future.
Big Blue has secured their next franchise quarterback. Daniel Jones was selected with the 6th overall pick in 2019, setting Jones up to be the heir apparent to Eli Manning.
In addition to finding Manning’s successor, New York has acquired multiple big-time playmakers in recent drafts. The young core of Jones, Barkley, Engram, and Shepard will provide the New York Giants with a bright future.
The Playmakers Have An Extremely Low Average Age
The New York Giants’ future core of playmakers, Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, and Daniel Jones, are all extremely young. Only one of them is on their second contract (Sterling Shepard signed a big extension this offseason).
The young playmakers’ ages are as follows: Saquon Barkley (22 years old), Daniel Jones (22 years old), Evan Engram (24 years old), and Sterling Shepard (26 years old). These four players combine for an average age of only 23.5 years old. This incredibly young core will lead the Giants’ offense for the next decade at least.
An Old Offensive Line Lead By A Young And Talented Hog Molly
The Giants do have plenty of veterans on the offense too, however. The offensive line as a whole is pretty aged. Will Hernandez is the youngest hog molly of the group at 23 years old. The 2nd-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft showed a ton of promise as a rookie.
The rest of the offensive line, on the other hand, is not so young. The rest of the starting offensive line consists of ‘ole reliable Nate Solder, pass-protecting ace Kevin Zeitler, the unproven Jon Halapio, and veteran right tackle Mike Remmers.
All of these players are much older than sophomore Will Hernandez. The other four starters on the offensive line (excluding Will Hernandez) combine for an average age of 29.5 years old. The Giants’ offensive line has been seriously upgraded in real years, however, they will need to look for young replacements soon.
A Young Group With Proven Stars In The Midst
The New York Giants’ offense might be young, but that does not mean they are unproven. Of course, rookie Daniel Jones is as unproven as can be, however, his teammates are not all the same.
Saquon Barkley has already proven himself to be one of, if not the best running backs in the NFL. He set records as a rookie and won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Barkley was extraordinary, racking up 2,028 total scrimmage yards and 15 total touchdowns. He is a proven superstar that will lead the Giants’ offense for years to come.
Sterling Shepard might not be the superstar that Saquon Barkley is, but he has proven himself enough to earn a second contract already. Shepard has been a reliable slot receiver for the Giants over the last three seasons. He has totaled 2,286 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in those three seasons.
Evan Engram and Daniel Jones are not proven NFL players like Barkley and Shepard, but they still have a lot of potential for future stardom. Evan Engram has flashed star-power whenever Odell Beckham Jr. has been injured, and Daniel Jones was impressive enough to the Giants for them to take him with the 6th overall pick in the NFL Draft.