Over the last few years, tight end was a position really difficult to judge within the New York Giants. There was Evan Engram, who is clearly talented, but he never seemed to get it right with the franchise and they choose to let him go and hit the market. The backups weren't impressive as well - a classic case of not good with Engram but worse without him.
The position is totally revamped for the 2022 season. Not only Engram left the franchise, but his backups and even practice squad guys got shown the door. The new coaching staff will have a completely different human material to work with, going from seasoned veterans to rookies and even some possible surprises to make the roster.
Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins should get an open battle for the number one role. They're both veterans with a ton of experience, but neither has been a superstar during their careers, and they'll get a true chance now. They're probably a lock to make the roster, just like rookie Daniel Bellinger, a fourth-round pick from San Diego State who should earn some snaps for him with his stout run blocking and his ability to get yards after the catch.
We'll only talk about the guys who should make the roster in this article, but it's going to be an open competition for the job, although Bellinger will be behind as training camp comes. The only expectation for the fans is for the winner not to drop as much as Engram, who's probably not going to be missed in 2022.