Formerly regarded as a ground-and-pound offense, the Giants adapted to the NFL’s growing trend of high-powered passing offenses and inflicted most of their damage through the air. Despite possessing the league’s worst rushing attack, New York won the Super Bowl on the strength of a premium passing game.
Manning proved himself as an elite quarterback, but Nicks and Cruz also emerged as one of the league’s best receiving duos. Since Mario Manningham, who provided the Giants with late-game heroics in Super Bowl XLVI, signed with the San Francisco 49ers, the G-Men will need their two studs to step up.
The depth chart’s remaining spots are all up for grabs in a roster featuring an eclectic mix of players fighting for playing time. All of these wideouts will fight to win the No. 3 slot or become the next unheralded pass-catcher to make a game-saving catch in the Super Bowl.
With a returning veteran, an oversized underachiever, an undersized underachiever, a bright rookie looking to become the next Nicks and an undrafted rookie attempting to climb the ladder a la Cruz, there are plenty of Giants receivers to watch this season.