Giants QB Eli Manning had a tough time getting any offense from his 2017 squad that went 3-13 last season. It also didn't help that the balls he got off in the pocket before it collapsed weren't caught.
According to Pro Football Focus, Manning had the most dropped passes among qualifying quarterbacks last season with 43. The closest players to him are the Raiders Derek Carr and Chargers Philip Rivers, who both at 35 drops.
Before the 2017 season began, this was a stat that didn't look to have Manning at the top of the list. He had Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall, and rookie TE Evan Engram to work with.
However, his only reliable target all season was Engram as Beckham and Marshall were lost for the season due to separate ankle injuries that both came in Week 5 against the Chargers. Shepard also found himself inactive for weeks due to his own ailments.
That forced players like Roger Lewis Jr., Tavarres King, and Travis Rudolph to start in their place, and Manning tried his best to make something work for the team. Of those players, Lewis was the most productive with 416 yards and two touchdowns on 36 catches. However, he did have 72 targets and a catch-rate of 50 percent.
Manning still managed to produce a pretty good 2017 campaign with 3,468 yards on a 61.6 completion percentage with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
This season, he will hope that Beckham returns healthy as he continues to rehab his surgically-repaired ankle. Also, Engram is expected to make a bigger impact after he and Manning figured out their chemistry during his rookie season. There is also the addition of the Giants No. 2 overall pick in Saquon Barkley, who is known to be a very reliable pass catcher out of the backfield.
If these players stay healthy this season, expect Manning not to be anywhere near the top of this stat.