Giants new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is looking to turn New York's offense around after a miserable 2013 campaign. Last year the Giants struggled with pretty much everything on the offensive side of the ball. The Giants two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback struggled throwing the ball for a number of reasons. Eli Manning often made poor decisions, had a lackluster rushing attack to help keep opposing defenses guessing, played behind a poor offensive line and had inconsistent play from his tight ends and wide receivers.
Victor Cruz was Manning's only reliable target despite his slightly below average season with 73 receptions, 998 and four touchdowns. With Cruz signed to a long-term deal the Giants have their focus on the rest of the receiving corps. It is expected that Hakeem Nicks has seen his last season as a Giant and will become a free agent. Nicks has had several injury issues and failed to score a single touchdown the entire 2013 season.
Rueben Randle is entering his third season and while he has shown flashes of being a No. 2 guy it appears that the reality is he's a solid third option for a good passing attack.
Big Blue can target a pass catcher through the draft or free agency. One of the sleepers on the market is Super Bowl champion wideout JaCoby Jones. Jones would help the Giants roster immediately. Jones is a big play specialist. His speed can break a game open. He's electric in the return game and a deep ball threat.
Jones averaged 28.8 yards per kick return with a touchdown and 12.5 yards per punt return. The free agent wide receiver can help fill David Wilson's spot. Wilson was expected to be a dynamic playmaker for New York, but is coming off neck surgery. The Giants aren't counting on Wilson to be completely ready for the season. Giants' special teams coach Tom Quinn and his inconsistent squad would love to have a return talent like Jones who's not afraid of the big moment. Jones' biggest moment came in a kick return for a touchdown in the 2012 Super Bowl against San Francisco.
Despite Jones' impressive ability as a return man, he was a disappointment as a No. 2 receiver last year for Baltimore. In twelve games, Jones recorded just 37 receptions, 455 yards and two touchdowns. Jones would make a great return man and deep ball threat, but he's a third or fourth offensive option.