Markus Golden needs a new team
It’s evident that New York Giants’ linebacker Markus Golden isn’t going to get the playing time under the current set of coaches to warrant his $3.7 million a year contract. Not when he’s only playing 33 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching (November 3rd) the Giants may want to think about trying to trade Golden. Especially with their hopes of winning the NFC East and going to the playoffs now over after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
With fellow linebackers Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines both out, Golden should be getting a lot more snaps then he has been. It’s obvious that the Giants’ coaching staff would rather go with their other options with Golden only getting 33 percent of the snaps against Philly.
I’m not sure what the Giants can get in return for Golden, but maybe a late round pick or a player that hasn’t worked out with his current team after failing to meet expectations.
Update: Just hours after writing this article the Giants traded Golden to the Arizona Cardinals.