The New York Giants were having enough problems getting their newly-installed Ben McAdoo offense to work correctly, and now they may be out one starting offensive lineman.
Guard Geoff Schwartz was removed from Friday’s preseason game with what was reported to be a dislocated toe, and now the lineman will be sent to see a foot specialist after getting the results of an MRI.
This was just editorializing from Ian Rapoport but the NFL.com reporter said “it does not sound good” for Schwartz.
The 28-year-old Schwartz was signed by the Giants this offseason to shore up their offensive line and give a little more protection to Eli Manning as the team transitions into a new offensive scheme under former Packers assistant Ben McAdoo.
The process of installing the new offense has led to plenty of struggle for Manning and plenty of frustration for the Giants and their fans, but things finally seemed to be coming together a little bit in Friday night’s preseason game against the Jets.
Whatever positive vibes the Giants may have carried from that game were dampened by the injury to Schwartz, who may now miss significant time.
Next up on the Giants’ depth chart at right guard is third-year lineman Dallas Reynolds, a former Eagles center with 14 career NFL starts under his belt. The Giants could also shift over guard John Jerry who is currently listed as the backup to left guard Brandon Mosley.
Or the Giants could just throw up their hands and say forget about it. Because how can they survive without Geoff Schwartz?