The NFL isn’t known for much activity during their trade deadline, but if the New York Giants are wise, they should use it to their advantage.
The money-making machine — otherwise known as the NFL — has no problem making every little thing seem like a big deal. But a time that the other three major sports excel in is the league’s most irrelevant time of the year.
As most of you probably don’t know, the NFL Trade Deadline is on November 1. And a time where baseball, basketball, and hockey fans are glued to their television set for hours, fans of the gridiron are going about their normal day.
Have there been any big names moved at the deadline? Sure.
Some have even made an impact. Just look back at 2009, when the Seattle Seahawks traded for Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, a move that made the organization go from afterthought to powerhouse.
As expected, that isn’t always the case. Just two seasons later, the Oakland Raiders — who just lost quarterback Jason Campbell after a 4-2 start — sent a first-round pick and a second-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals to acquire their “retired” signal-caller, Carson Palmer. The result? Palmer went 12-20 in silver and black while the Bengals acquired two contributors in Dre Kirkpatrick and Giovanni Bernard.
With the deadline days away, it’s always fun to look at where players may head — that is if a trade is even made.
But if there is one football team that should be active, it’s the New York Giants.
While they’re sitting at 4-3 and enjoying their bye week, they have enough talent to make a run at an NFC East title. Since they’re just a couple of pieces away, the trade market may be exactly where they need to look for reinforcements.
But who should General Manager Jerry Reese look to for help? Let’s take a look.