New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder isn’t interested in a possible trade prior to next week’s deadline.
The NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, as it’ll arrive next Tuesday, Oct. 29. Many teams could be dealing away some of their current players and future picks in order to receive other assets and improve for the future. One of these teams could very well be the New York Giants.
Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns could be interested in Big Blue left tackle Nate Solder. The Giants signed the veteran offensive lineman in March of 2018 to a four-year, $62 million deal.
The contract made him the highest-paid offensive lineman at the time. Around 19 months later, Solder could be dealt to another team, a move he’s not exactly interested in.
“I love being here, I love this group of guys and I love this team,” Solder told Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.
Since the signing, Solder has been a part of two offensive line groups. Unfortunately, neither has succumbed to any sort of consistency.
The front-five of 2018 finished tied for 22nd in the league with 47 allowed sacks and 19th with 97 allowed quarterback hits. This season, not much has improved. The offensive line is currently 24th in the league with 20 allowed sacks and tied for dead last with 54 allowed quarterback hits.
Veteran center Jon Halapio weighed in on some of the criticism that Solder receives.
“It’s not fair,” he said. “He can’t block all the people by himself. When they do the stat sheet, it doesn’t say Nate Solder gave up eight sacks. It’s a team thing.”
Only time will tell (at least until next Tuesday) if Solder will spend the rest of this campaign somewhere else.