The Giants don’t fit into the two categories that are easily defined in NFL trading time.
Instead of “buyers” or “sellers,” think of the giants as more “substitutes,” with inventory going in and out at the same time.
Can they drop the player for a draft pick? Of course. If the player’s price under the contract is right, can they replace one of the nine options in the 2022 draft? It’s like that.
“I always think long,” coach Joe Judj said. “Sometimes long-term action can be taken right away. I don’t want to label anything. I have a very clear vision of the team and where I want to go: it’s built for long-term success.”
The Giants (2-5) will play one more game – against the Chiefs on Monday – ahead of schedule on November 2 at 4 p.m.
“I always look not only at what our depth chart looks like, but what it will look like at the end of this year. And what does it look like two years from now? Said the judge. “Even if you’re going through a free agency, a trade, or a draft, you’re always looking for a way out of where you’re going, not where you’re going.”
The logic is similar to what led CEO Dave Getlman to trade with Leonard Williams, when the Giants were 2-6, and the coaching staff wanted to fire him in 2019 at a set time. There’s a difference between the Williams trade – when the giants lost contract-negotiation tools by trading with the expected free agent – and there’s a difference between a corner-traded deal for CJ Henderson this month like the Panthers.
Henderson had a second-round pick in 2020 in his second season, which will cost him about $ 7 million to be in control by 2023.
“Since the start of the season, there have been potential opportunities for trades. Sometimes people produce too much during a trade period and many teams rush to make the final move. Obviously we talk about a few calls during the week, but I’m not saying we expect to do anything.