The New York Giants were a feel-good story last season when they finished with a 9-7-1 record.
They surpassed the expectations of just about everyone by winning six of their first seven games, then did so again by upsetting the 13-4 Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
It is questionable if the Giants can build on that success this coming season, but there will be something different about the look of their home field.
MetLife Stadium, their home in Bergen County, New Jersey, will finally feature their logo at midfield instead of the NFL logo, per Ari Meirov.
The #Giants announce they will display their logo at midfield when playing at home this season after years of having the NFL logo.
Unclear for now if the the #Jets are doing the same.
But about time. pic.twitter.com/S4ggFWDK6q
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 13, 2023
It is hard to believe that an NFL team wouldn’t have its own logo at the 50-yard line of their own home stadium, yet that is how the Giants have done things for some time.
They share MetLife Stadium with the New York Jets, who also have the league logo at midfield during their home games there.
The big question surrounding the Giants right now is the status of star running back Saquon Barkley, who only has a few days left to either agree on a new contract or agree to play the 2023 campaign on their franchise tag.
He has signaled that he doesn’t want to play on the franchise tag, and therefore New York is seemingly in danger of losing their only big threat on offense.
Barkley had an excellent 2022 season after being hit by injuries the previous few years, producing 1,312 rushing yards, 338 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns while appearing in 16 of 17 regular season games.
That production earned him his second trip to the Pro Bowl.