Placing number 6 in FanWide’s Top 10 NFL Team rankings is the New York Giants. While the Giants have disappointed as of late, their future looks very bright. General manager David Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur are building a young and elite offense around superstar running back Saquon Barkley and two-time Super Bowl MVP winner Eli Manning. In addition, the Giants are in a great position to add more young stars to their roster through the NFL Draft. Due to the recent trade of Odell Beckham Jr, the G-Men now find themselves with two picks in the first round. The Giants are in prime position to draft their quarterback of the future in either Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins or to add defensive center pieces such as Quinnen Williams, Montez Sweat, or Rashan Gary. The Giants roster will continue to improve before the start of the 2019 NFL regular season.
The New York Giants have struggled as of late. After a 3-13 2017 campaign, the Giants currently sit at 2-7. And yet, week after week, their stadium is full. The Giants are unique in that they possess a quality that most other professional football teams could only dream of: perpetual relevancy. Despite their objective failure in the past two seasons, the Giants remain one of the most popular professional teams for three main reasons. Primarily, the New York sports market is both the largest and one of the most lucrative markets in the country.
Even while consistently losing, the Giants can always rely on thorough and exciting media coverage that reaches the entire country. Secondly, the Giants remain relevant because some of the most polarizing stars in the sport always seem to find their way to the team. Players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Landon Collins always find a way to remain in the spotlight. Love them or hate them, nobody can stop watching them play.
And finally, perhaps the most important contributor to the Giants’ reputation is their fans. Year in and year out, Giants fans keep showing up to games and engaging in the community. Whether they are enjoying success or toughing out failure, you’ll be hearing about the Giants. Their fans and their city will make sure of it.