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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 14 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 27

Player who must step up: QB Daniel Jones

The problem here is that nobody knows if or when Jones will return from a neck injury. But it's Year 3 and there still doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to whether he is the franchise quarterback. Internally, the Giants remain high on Jones, but even they need to see it more on the field. These final six weeks of working with a new playcaller were supposed to be an invaluable part of the evaluation process. Now ... who knows. -- Jordan Raanan

NFL.com -- Rank: 24

This probably won't come as a surprise, but career journeyman Mike Glennon was not the solution to the Giants' season-long offensive funk. Big Blue managed just nine points and 250 total yards in a performance that provided a hint that maybe Jason Garrett wasn't the only problem with one of the worst offenses in football. You know what has been a problem? Saquon Barkley, the former No. 2 overall pick who has been unable to rise above the middling talent around him. Is Barkley trapped in a bad situation -- or is he not the same guy after the reconstructive knee surgery and nagging injuries that have haunted him this season? This is a team that feels like it could be headed toward a hard reboot.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

They are done. Without Daniel Jones, the offense is so limited. A good defensive effort went to waste against Miami.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

Count us among those who would take up DB Logan Ryan on his offer to step in at quarterback for Big Blue. How much worse could it go?

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

Best-case scenario: The end appears to be drawing near for Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who is expected to be gone following a fifth consecutive losing season. And time might be running out for Daniel Jones, the former Duke QB whom Gettleman drafted with the No. 6 pick in 2019. Jones has had his moments, and it would be helpful to Joe Judge and the next GM if Jones can come back from his neck injury and light it up down the stretch and prove he deserves to be the long-term answer. Otherwise, add the Giants to the list of teams looking for a quarterback.

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