The Nov. 2 trade deadline is fast approaching, and there’s been no evidence to suggest that the Washington Football Team will be active.
We’d personally be open to Washington selling or buying certain players if the opportunity presented itself. Adding a youthful edge rusher to slot in behind Chase Young and Montez Sweat would be good business.
Adding a receiver on an expiring contract would also fall under that category, because Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown are dealing with injuries that could linger for the rest of the season.
In terms of outgoings, we’d be fine parting ways with anyone whom the front office doesn’t see as part of the future.
Fans shouldn’t get their hopes up in either direction. They’re used to being letdown. With that in mind, plus the likelihood that the other NFC East teams figure to move the needle, let’s highlight three trade scenarios that would be the worst-case scenario for fans in Ashburn.
3 NFC East trades that would break Washington fans’ hearts
3. Giants stock up on more draft picks
Like Washington, short of acquiring a franchise quarterback at the deadline, there isn’t one player the Giants could acquire at the trade deadline that would propel them into the playoff conversation.
Whether it be the offensive line, linebacker, or interior defensive line, the Giants have too many holes to fill to be a buyer. When asked about his approach to the deadline, head coach Joe Judge said “I’ve made it very clear in terms of my vision of the team and where it want to build it. It’s being built for long-term success.”
So, yeah, expect New York to sell. As far as players who could be on the move, look for the likes of Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers, Will Hernandez, Billy Price and even Nate Solder to be floated in trade talks.
The Giants are going nowhere fast in 2021, but there could be a light at the end of the tunnel if they hit on some of their future draft picks. As things stand, they have 11 in the 2022 draft, including two firsts. They own Chicago’s first, so if they and the Bears keep losing, NYG could end up with two high picks.
The last thing Washington needs is for another team in the NFC East to start being competitive, and the Giants stockpiling draft picks for 2022 and beyond seems like the ideal plan for them to return to relevancy for the first time in six years.