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Giants Now: ESPN's Sam Acho believes the offense 'is going to be extremely dynamic' in 2023


ESPN's Sam Acho believes the offense 'is going to be extremely dynamic' in 2023

After a 2022 campaign that saw the Giants win their first postseason game since Super Bowl XLVI, many members of the media see big things ahead for Brian Daboll's squad.

When speaking recently on ESPN's NFL Live, analyst and former NFL player Sam Acho heaped praise onto Daboll and the Giants offense heading into the 2023 season.

"Brian Daboll, last year's AP Coach of the Year, he's in his second year with this offense," said Acho. "We saw Danny Dimes get better last year versus other years, right? You talk about it, less interceptions. I get it, only 15 passing touchdowns. But seven rushing touchdowns and 700 rushing yards as a quarterback, number one, and also less fumbles.

"Number two, getting better in the draft. Jalin Hyatt, we saw what he did at the University of Tennessee. One of the biggest big play threats in all of college football. He won awards for doing that. John Michael Schmitz, the center out of Minnesota, gave up I think it was two sacks and maybe 21 total pressures during his time at Minnesota. And that's going to anchor down their middle."

In his fourth year in the NFL, Jones enjoyed his most efficient season in 2022. He registered new career-marks with 3,205 passing yards and a 92.5 passer rating, while also setting new franchise records in several categories, including completion percentage (67.5), interception percentage (1.06; No. 1 in the NFL), rushing yards (708) and rushing touchdowns (seven).

Jones also found success throwing the ball downfield last season. His 119.3 passer rating on deep passes was the third-highest in the NFL, while his 43.5 deep completion percentage ranked ninth. The 6-foot-5 quarterback also threw a career-low five interceptions.

The Giants also added a lot of talent around Jones this offseason. Tight end Darren Waller was acquired in a trade before Parris Campbell and Jamison Crowder were signed during free agency. The Giants then used their second and third-round picks on Schmitz and Hyatt, respectively. On top of all these moves, the Giants also brought back many of last year's top contributors, including Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Sterling Shepard, while Wan'Dale Robinson will return from a torn ACL.

The Giants' offense ranked 15th in points and 18th in yards per game last season. Now with another year in the system, along with the return of the coaching staff and the new playmakers added, the sky is the limit for the offense.

"My whole point is this- Year 2 in this offense is going to be extremely dynamic and they've gotten better at so many positions..." Acho stated.

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