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Giants 2024 NFL Schedule Released for Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Malik Nabers’ Season

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The 2023 New York Giants were an unmitigated disaster.

The team went into last season with high expectations after making the playoffs the year prior, but those aspirations quickly went down the drain. Daniel Jones struggled and eventually was lost for the season with a torn ACL, the team started just 2-8 and eventually limped to a 6-11 record.

The offseason didn’t start off much better, as the team’s top two free agents—running back Saquon Barkley and safety Xavier McKinney—left the team, with Barkley’s departure stinging in particular after he signed with New York’s hated rival, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants feel like a team in flux. Let’s take a look at the schedule they’ll have to navigate as they look to rebound from last season’s mess.

2024 New York Giants Schedule

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The Giants pivoted well after the losses of Barkley and McKinney. Landing Brian Burns for second- and fifth-round picks, alongside of a fifth-round pick swap, was fantastic business. The trio of Burns, Dexter Lawrence and Kayvon Thibodeaux gives the Giants a nasty pass-rushing trio.

The team then fortified the offensive line with Jon Runyan Jr. and Jermaine Eluemunor, replaced Barkley with Devin Singletary—which was a downgrade but still filled a need—and had a solid draft, highlighted by the selections of game-changing wideout Malik Nabers, a pair of defensive backs in Tyler Nubin and Phillips, a new tight end in Theo Johnson and a speedy running back in Tyrone Tracy.

The question in New York remains the biggest one an NFL team can face—how will the quarterback fare? Daniel Jones hasn’t looked like a true franchise option to this point in his career, and backup Drew Lock isn’t much of a contingency plan.

Having a rough 2024 wouldn’t be the worst outcome for the Giants from a team-building perspective, potentially putting them in a position to draft a major talent in next year’s draft. Ideally, however, Jones would take a big step this season, especially since he still has three seasons left on the ill-advised four-year, $160 million extension the team signed him to in March 2023.

He won’t be leading New York through an easy schedule—the Giants have eight games against teams who made the playoffs a year ago. And a number of teams who didn’t fall into that category, like the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons, should be improved in 2024.

The Giants chose against selecting a quarterback position with the No. 6 pick, opting for Nabers, but they potentially will get a first-hand account of what they bypassed when the Minnesota Vikings come to town. New Vikings quarterback J.J. McCarthy was one of the players linked to the Giants in the pre-draft process, and you can bet New York fans will be eager to see what the former Michigan man looks like this season (if he beats out Sam Darnold for the starting gig).

The Giants also chose to pass on Michael Penix Jr. in the first round, and he went two picks later to the Atlanta Falcons. It’s unlikely Giants fans will get a look at the former Washington man this season, however—he’s set to be Kirk Cousins’ backup.

As always, the NFC East matchups will be tight, heated affairs. Even in a major down year for the Giants, they still managed to go 3-3 in the division last year.

Of particular note will be the two contests with the Eagles, with Barkley facing his former team. New York fans would surely be ecstatic if the Giants could shut down the star running back and steal a win or two against the Birds.

The Giants did so last year on the final week of the season, continuing Philly’s miserable nosedive to mediocrity after a 10-1 start. Barkley’s departure to the City of Brotherly Love will only add further fuel to the rivalry.

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