New York Giants Defensive Line Can Smash Records in 2017

The New York Giants have one of the most versatile and dangerous defensive units in the entirety of the NFL. With the likes of Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon dominating the edge, the defensive line has the ability to smash records in 2017.

After New York Giants' defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul went down with an injury in week 14, the defensive line struggled to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

JPP was forced to have surgery on a sports hernia, and was ruled out for the rest of the season with little hope of making a playoff return.

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Now, JPP is back to full health, and Olivier Vernon's hand is at full strength going into training camp. Do you want to know what two healthy pro bowl quality defensive ends means?

It means trouble, and a lot of it.

The Giants’ defense took a massive leap in 2016, from having the 30th ranked defense in 2015 to the 2nd ranked defense in points against. How? Well, Jerry Reese broke the bank.

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Reese went on a $200 million shopping spree to add the likes of Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins. And wow, did they pay off.

Jumping from the bottom five defenses to the top five is unheard of in modern day football. Signing big-name players through free agency is an unorthodox way of fixing roster issues and often backfires. Luckily, Big Blue were able to snatch up a few young puzzle pieces that fit the bill perfectly for a starving Giants’ defense.

With a defensive line worth over $200 million alone, the Giants are back to their Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umemyiora ways. Something that most Giants’ fans pray to see again in their lifetime.

This is the year that we will see the resurgence of the three-headed monster, and they’re coming with a vengeance.


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