The New York Giants have been busy this offseason as the team agreed a new contract with starting quarterback Daniel Jones and franchised his backfield partner Saquon Barkley. Now, New York has turned to finding someone to catch the ball for Jones and found it in former Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller.
According to multiple reports, the Giants and the Raiders have agreed on a deal to send Waller to the NFC. The 2020 Pro Bowl pick will reportedly travel to New York for a fairly low price, as Team Las Vegas will send the comp pick they received in Kadarius Toney’s trade for the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
So the #Giants traded a third-round compensatory pick they got in the Kadarius Toney trade (No. 100 overall) and land the big weapon they coveted for newly-added QB Daniel Jones: It’s Darren Waller.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
Waller has been one of the NFL’s most prolific tight ends in playing over the past few seasons. His best year came in 2020 when he caught 107 balls for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns. The problem in recent years has been health, with Waller only being able to play 20 games in total in the 2021 and 2022 campaigns. Prior to last season, Waller and the Raiders agreed to a three-year, $51 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player at his position in the NFL and runs through 2026.
https://uproxx.com/sports/giants-raiders-trade-darren-waller-details/ The Giants are trading for Raiders tight end Darren Waller