The New York giants will have an unfamiliar feeling tonight when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their preseason opener. They’ll have confidence in the tight ends that will be getting significant snaps, something they’ve been able to say in the past three seasons as they’ve rotated between Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard, Travis Beckhum, and Martellus Bennett.
With the free-agent signing of Brandon Myers this offseason, they now enter a season with assurance that the starting TE they have will be capable of making an impact. Last year with a terrible Oakland Raiders offense, Meyers still manged to record 79 catches for 806 yards and four TDs.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning likes what he’s seen so far in Meyers, and expects him to be a big part of the offense:
“There are some teaching points, but he is starting to understand and comprehend everything,” Manning said. “He is doing a good job of getting open, he is athletic, he runs good routes, he catches the ball well. Hopefully he can be a big part of this offense and get us a bunch of catches.”