Eli Manning, Daniel Jones and the Giants join ALL IN Challenge
The ALL IN Challenge was created with the goal of becoming the world's largest digital fundraiser in history by raising one hundred million dollars to feed those in need during these trying times. Fanatics founder and executive chairman Michael Rubin, along with Alan Tisch, Gary Vaynerchuk and with the support from the whole Fanatics team, launched this initiative to help those suffering from food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis and the unprecedented shortage of food resources our country is currently facing. All money raised through the ALL IN Challenge will be donated to the following nonprofit organizations: Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry and America's Food Fund, which is directly benefiting Feeding America and World Central Kitchen.
Athletes and celebrities from all across the nation have joined the ALL IN Challenge, including current and former New York Giants, offering up once-in-a-lifetime prizes and experiences. Eli Manning got the ball rolling when he accepted his older brother Peyton's challenge and offered up the car awarded to him after he won the MVP award in Super Bowl XLVI. Manning added that he would drive the car to the winning bidder himself and meet the winner and his or her family.
Manning would go on to challenge the Giants organization, which Daniel Jones and the team happily accepted. Jones announced that the Giants are offering a game day package of four club seats, four field passes to watch the players warm up before kickoff, and an opportunity to walk out with the captains for the coin toss before the game. Manning added on to the Giants' prize package by offering a dinner with him the night before the game.
Saquon Barkley got into the action as well, offering up a special package of prizes. Barkley is offering the winning bidder a chance to fly with three friends on a jet to NYC to watch the Giants play at MetLife Stadium. The winner will get field passes for before the game and then sit in a box with Barkley's family during the game. Once the game is over, the winner and his or her guests will go with Barkley to Rao's in New York City for an unforgettable, family-style Italian meal. Finally, the winner will receive a private workout with Barkley Monday morning.
Here are some other ALL IN Challenges from across the NFL
Joe Judge adjusting to virtual work life
Similar to the rest of America, Joe Judge and the New York Giants have been adjusting to the work from home lifestyle in recent weeks. Judge has set up his office in the basement of his Massachusetts home that he lives in with his wife, Amber, and their four children, Michael, Sean, Emma Riley and Ella Grace, along with the family's golden retriever, Abby.
"I have (Abby) sitting on the couch next to me for about 15 hours a day," Judge said on a conference call Wednesday. "Right now, she can probably tell you more about who we're going to take in the first round than anybody else."
The team's offseason program was supposed to begin on April 6, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will now begin this upcoming Monday with all communication being done remotely. Monday will feature several firsts for the 2020 New York Giants, including the first team meeting, position coaches conferring with their players for the first time and the coordinators introducing their systems to the offense, defense and special teams.
"We're using some virtual meeting software, like most everyone in America is - like my kids are in the kitchen right now taking virtual school," Judge said. "We're going to start out with position meetings. We're going to take our time of going through, making sure that first off all of the players are sound and set up on how to use the software. Before we get into too much of the football, we're going to make sure that everyone knows how to use it, and where to find all of the information. Monday is going to be a lot like a first day back in the building through a regular spring program. We want to spend some time with position coaches, we want to make sure the coordinators get a chance to address their room, and I'll have a chance to talk to the team for the first time. So, before we get into all of the X's and O's of football, there's an important element of just getting to know the players and them getting to know us that has to take place."
Paul Schwartz's seven-round Giants mock draft
With the 2020 NFL Draft now just one week away, mock draft season is heating up. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz released his third Giants only seven-round mock draft, and linked a familiar name to Big Blue with the fourth overall pick.
Schwartz believes the Giants will select Alabama OT Jedrick Wills in the first round, saying "Why Wills? Here's a hunch new Giants head coach Joe Judge, a former Alabama assistant, gets some whispers from Nick Saban that lead to this pick. Passing up on versatile defensive stud Simmons is not easy but offensive line is a big question and Wills is an answer. He started two years at tight tackle and is an immediate starter at that spot in the NFL. Wills moves like a tight end and has incredibly quick feet and hands."
Here are the rest of Schwartz's predictions for the Giants:
(Round 2, Pick 36) LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
(Round 3, Pick 99) C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
(Round 4, Pick 110) S K'Von Wallace, Clemson
(Round 5, Pick 150) EDGE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
(Round 6, Pick 183) WR Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin
(Round 7, Pick 218) EDGE D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina
(Round 7, Pick 238) S Shyheim Carter, Alabama
(Round 7, Pick 247) RB Mike Warren, Cincinnati
(Round 7, Pick 255) LB Shaquille Quarterman, Miami
View photos of every player projected to the Giants in mock drafts one week ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.