Bad News

The Giants are probably going to need to draft a tight end in April.  According to this, Jake Ballard tore his ACL in the Super Bowl and will be out approximately eight months. Ironically, Travis Beckum suffered the same injury so Bear Pascoe is the Giants only healthy tight end.  Before we get too worked up, it is worth noting that they looked ok with only one tight end in the final minutes of Sunday’s game.

I really like Jake Ballard, he reminded me a lot of Mark Bavaro and I hope the Giants find a way to get him healthy and back on the field. He showed some amazing guts trying to run on that injury in the fourth quarter when the camera caught him collapsing on the sidelines. And while Bear Pascoe is physically a good approximation to Ballard, he didn’t show me the ability to catch the ball like Ballard.

So add tight end to the offseason shopping list.  It could be an interesting list, but we can talk more about that tomorrow.

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