The New York Giants and New York Jets both have rather young teams, but how do their offenses stack up against one another?
New York sports fans are looking forward to the start of the football season, as there are many storylines involving both the New York Jets and New York Giants. For the Giants, they have a new head coach in Joe Judge, a new offensive coordinator in former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, and second-year quarterback Daniel Jones is starting his first full season as the Giants starting quarterback, replacing the retired Eli Manning
For the Jets, there seems to be more question marks compared to the Giants. Questions continue to surround whether Adam Gase has lost the respect of the players in the locker room, if there is any discipline on the team, and will Sam Darnold develop as the franchise quarterback and avoid injuries in his third season with the Jets?
In addition to all of that, there’s the fact that C.J. Mosley opted out of the season, and the Jets also got rid of Jamal Adams. That being said, their defense has taken a large step backward.
As we start the season, it would be good to compare the Giants and Jets when it comes to their offense and which team has the edge in this position. Starting with the Giants, Daniel Jones hopes to continue where he left off last season when former head coach Pat Shurmur benched Eli Manning in favor of Jones.
Jones is in a good position as he has one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the league, Jason Garrett, as his Offensive Coordinator. Garrett is a former NFL quarterback who helped to develop Tony Romo and Dak Prescott while serving as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, is someone who will help to design the offense around the skillset of Jones.
Garrett has a lot of talent to work with on offense, with running back Saquon Barkley and a decent receiver corps with the likes of Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard. It looks like it could be a rather productive year for Jones and company under the guidance of Garrett.
The Jets, unlike the Giants, seem to have taken a step back. With Adam Gase and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains leading the offense, Sam Darnold doesn’t seem as likely to have the best of seasons compared to Jones.
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Darnold lost one of his wide receiver targets, Robby Anderson, to the Panthers via free agency and the Jets do not have any depth at wide receiver or in the tight end position. Le’Veon Bell needs to have a 1,000-yard season for the Jets as he was underutilized last year in the Jets’ offense. It doesn’t seem likely that the Jets offense will be as explosive as the Giants offense will be.
Another big difference between the teams in their backup quarterbacks. The Jets signed former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco in the offseason, but he is still shaking off injuries from last season on the Broncos and will not be of much help to the Jets. The Giants signed another quarterback this off-season in Colt McCoy, who is a veteran who can also help mentor Jones.
The Giants and the Jets are rebuilding each of their respective teams but it seems more likely that the Giants are in a better offensive advantage to start the NFL season compared to the Jets.
OFFENSE ADVANTAGE: New York Giants