At the start of their 2013 summer training camp, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese famously put everyone in the organization “on notice” after declaring that one playoff berth in the last four years “is really not acceptable for us.”
In less than a week, it will officially be one playoff berth in the last five years, and two years straight without a playoff appearance for the Giants franchise.
If a 9-7 record after the 2012 season wasn’t reason enough for Reese to “blow the thing up,” certainly a sub-.500 record will prompt some type of overhaul of a roster that, while rocked by injuries, also underperformed.
The good news is that there are several keepers among the rubble that can serve as a solid foundation moving forward.
Here’s a look at 10 players currently under contract for 2014 who will probably form the foundation for next year.
All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. All stats and ratings obtained from Pro Football Focus (subscription required), unless otherwise noted. All player salary information obtained from Over the Cap, unless otherwise noted.