Monday, October 2, 2017

New York Giants Should Tank 2017 NFL Season to Draft Sam Darnold

After a disastrous start to the 2017 NFL season, the New York Giants should tank the rest of the season and lose all of their games so they can draft USC quarterback San Darnold with the first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

As a lifelong New York Giants football fan, I'm not saying that in jest. Tanking the rest of this season to get Darnold in next year's draft is the smartest thing the New York Giants can do going forward.

I've been a New York Giants football fan since I was a kid in the 1970s, and when the Giants went to and won their first Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in 1987 I was there. Nothing could have kept me away from that Super Bowl, that's how big a Giants fan I am.

And as a huge Giants fan, I'm already saying it's time to tank the 2017 season so we can secure the quarterback of the future who can lead us to more Super Bowl wins.

I will always be forever grateful to Eli Manning for his two Super Bowl wins as the New York Giants quarterback, but Eli is well past his prime. It's unlikely he could ever win us another Super Bowl. He's just too immobile at this point and that immobility makes it too easy for opposing teams to game-plan the Giants offense.

All indications are that Sam Darnold will leave USC after this season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft and barring any injuries Darnold will be the 1st pick in the draft. Darnold is now playing behind a very weak offensive line at USC after numerous injuries have decimated the line but Darnold is easily the best QB in college in 2017 and the most likely one to lead a NFL team to a Super Bowl win in the future.   

With four Super Bowls already in the cupboard, including one where I was at the game, it's been a ton of fun being a lifelong New York Giants fan. But the 2017 NFL season has been a disaster for the Giants and the team has no chance to make the playoffs so why not tank the rest of the season to get Sam Darnold with the 1st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft?

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