Giants are more interested in playoff berth than Justin Fields

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (USA Today)
Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (USA Today) /

The New York Giants must think they are too good to draft Justin Fields now.

With their third win of the season, the New York Giants have so punted on drafting Justin Fields.

By beating the flightless Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the G-Men improved to 3-7 on the year. They are only 1.5 games out of first place in the utterly rancid NFC East and are tied for the most wins in the division. Though Fields could be the greatest thing to happen to the Giants since Michael Strahan, the Giants are all about making the NFC playoffs with Daniel Jones under center.

If the Giants are a playoff team, how many points will they be getting at home?

As it turns out, all of the antiquated coaching tactics of first-year head coach Joe Judge have worked out. From making Jones run laps for making mental errors in practice, to taping tennis balls to his defensive backs hands to prevent them from holding, Judge has proved me and the rest of America wrong. This is not a 2-14 football team, as this could be a 6-10 playoff team.

If the Giants win the NFC East this season, they might be something along the lines of a 10-point home dog to the No. 5-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though Tom Brady has had his issues with the Giants in his illustrious NFL career, this is not the same New York team of old. They might be Giants, but Eli Manning is not the boss of them now. It is all about Jones, stumble, fumble or dime.

So at this juncture, should the Giants try their best to make the playoffs? Yeah, why not? They are now three wins better than the stadium rival New York Jets and two wins better than the toothless Jacksonville Jaguars. Trevor Lawrence is going No. 1 to whoever is worse and Fields will go to the other team as the second player off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Even if the possibility of drafting the next Steve Young is firmly out the window, what is not is a home playoff game to be played in front of nobody for the Giants. Who cares if the Giants are not the least bit good? A home playoff game will do wonders for this upstart team’s confidence heading into year two of Judge being the jury and executioner at MetLife. So get ready for that.

So why watch Ohio State games when you have got NFL playoff games to get ready for, G-Men.