New York Giants: The young trio nobody is talking about

Darius Slayton, Saquan Barkley, Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton, Saquan Barkley, Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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Daniel Jones, New York Giants (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants offense is developing a dangerous trio. Quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, and receiver Darius Slayton are flying under the NFL radar, but not for long.

The New York Giants have won a combined nine games over the last two seasons. Their Pat Shurmur experiment failed miserably and Dave Gettleman is down to his last strike as the team’s general manager. It seems like forever since their Giants have played winning football and the hiring of Joe Judge as the new head coach has drawn mixed reviews. Although the defense improved as the season progressed, there is still plenty of work to do and holes to fill. However, there is hope.

The quarterback

Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has shown flashes of brilliance, Saquon Barkley is a premier back and rookie wideout Darius Slayton emerged into a serious threat as one of Jones favorite weapons. People will talk about who they want to talk about, but this New York Giants offense has the potential to be special. While Daniel Jones obviously needs to take care of the football, he showed poise and confidence, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns.

With a full offseason under his belt, Jones will look to make the jump and take that next step to become a franchise quarterback. Consistency is key. He will need more help from a rebuilt and hopefully improved offensive line. Jones has a tremendous arm and showed no fear of throwing the ball downfield. A full offseason of watching game film should help him immensely. If it can all click for Daniel Jones, the New York Giants have something to be excited about.