NFL 2022: Teams most likely to go from worst to first

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NFL 2022: Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate Jake Fromm #17 in the fourth quarter of the game against the Washington Football Team at MetLife Stadium on January 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

NFL Worst to First in 2022

New York Giants, NFC East

The New York Giants have truly stunk it up the past half-decade.  They’ve easily been one of the worst teams in the NFL, and their 2020 hiring of Joe Judge seemed odd from the beginning.

Now, the Giants are hitting an even bigger reset button, as former General Manager Dave Gettleman retired, Joe Judge has been fired, the Daniel Jones’ future is up in the air.

Fortunately for the Giants, they have a solid roster and two top 10 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft to restock their roster and make a push in the weak NFC East.

Even at 12-5, the 2021 NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys have a lot of weaknesses, headlined by an inept Mike McCarthy.

The Cowboys are also an extremely undisciplined team; they were heavily penalized during the 2021 regular season and it was their avoidable mistakes that partly made them lose to the 49ers during Wild Card weekend.

The Eagles are also an unknown, even with a playoff appearance in their first year of the Nick Sirianni era.  The Eagles had a cupcake schedule down the stretch and Jalen Hurts is greatly limited as a passer, so their 2022 status is up in the air.

Washington’s defense took a massive step back this season, and while Taylor Heinicke is exciting at times, he isn’t the guy, so the Football Team has a lot to figure out themselves.

What if the Giants land Russell Wilson in a trade?  What if they trade one of their first-round picks for another respectable veteran?  What if they trade down from one of their picks, or use both of them?  The Giants can take many routes with their draft capital, and being in New York is also a nice bonus for them as they try and find their next head coach.