New York Giants Rookie Sets Unique Franchise Record After Week 3 Heroics

Published 09/28/2021, 9:31 PM EDT


NFC East franchise New York Giants may not be on the level of the Green Bay Packers or Seattle Seahawks at the moment. Head coach Joe Judge and assistant Jason Garrett are under immense pressure after yet another disappointing start to the season. The Giants are still winless after three games with quarterback Daniel Jones as their starter.

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Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Football Team in the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Fans were hopeful that 2021 will be a different season as compared to the years before with the return of star running back, Saquon Barkley.

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However, the Giants sit at the bottom of their division after three consecutive losses to Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, and Atlanta Falcons, respectively.

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New York Giants rookie Azeez Ojualri sets franchise record in Week 3

New York Giants pass rusher Azeez Ojulari has three sacks in the first three games of the season. He is the first rookie to play for the Giants who’s ever accomplished that feat. Not only that but also Ojulari has eight pressures in his debut year.

“I’m just doing whatever they want me to do. Playing my heart (out), playing my best, playing my heart out (out) there. Just whatever comes to me, make the plays that come my way. I’m just trying to do what I’ve got to do and do my part.”

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“Tae came in, Tae is prepared. Everyone gets the coaching, so we’re all prepared for the moment if someone goes down, the next man has to step up. We’ve just got to stay together as a defense. Going back to the training we’ve been doing, relying on the training we’ve been doing this whole time, so everyone is going to be prepared. The next man is prepared and ready to go,” Ojulari said on Monday as per GiantsWire.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 29: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants reacts after losing the ball on a fumble against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

All eyes will be on Ojualri and his teammates as the Giants gear up for a tough showdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Another loss and surely coach Judge might be put on the hot seat early on in the season.

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Regardless, Ojulari will be eyeing the ROTY award. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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