Giants need to unload some players
With the 2020 NFL trade deadline right around the corner, I’ve come up with a few players that Big Blue should move on from.
I really like Shepard and believes he’s a very good slot receiver, the problem is that he can’t stay healthy. If the Giants could get a second round pick in return for Shepard that would be a no-brainer. The reason why I say second round pick if because that’s what the New England Patriots got for Mohamed Sanu last season. Even if they can get a third round pick in return for Shepard, New York would have to take the deal.
Like Shepard, Engram has had a hard time staying healthy, but of course is an exceptional talent who will want a new contract similar to what both George Kittle ($15 million per year) and Travis Kelce ($14.8 million per year) got from their respective teams. At only 26, the Giants should be able to get a high draft pick in return for him.
The Giants have much more pressing needs than to spend over $14 million per season on a tight end.
When it comes to Tate, he’s still a good player but simply not living up to the four-year, $37 million contract that the Giants gave him in prior to last season. He still likely has enough left in the tank to help a playoff bound team with an offense that is could use a receiver of his caliber.
It would be nice if the Giants could get a fourth or fifth round pick in return for Tate, given his age.