WOAH WOAH WOAH. Joe Schoen has just fleeced the Raiders. You would think, with Jimmy G replacing Derek Carr, that you would want all the weapons in Las Vegas. Adams, Renfroe, Jacobs, Myers, and Waller, right? Well I GUESS NOT! The Giants have added a new personnel for Daniel Jones, and I am ecstatic. This trade is crazy, even Madden would have said "hell no".
Reasons why I LOVE this trade.
Waller and Bellinger become the best TE duo in the league. Elite red zone offense, great pass catching and blocking, this is a one-two punch
We essentially traded Kadarius Toney for Darren Waller and a 6th Round Pick.
The Packers offered the Raiders a second-round pick for Darren Waller at the trade deadline and Vegas turned them down, we got him for a third.
Waller is a high upside low floor player. The last two years he has missed 14 games but in the two years prior to that he had over 1,100 receiving yard
Waller has no dead cap over the last 3 years of his deal. His salary is guaranteed this year but there are no future guarantees to consider. Waller’s cap charges in 2024 and 2025 will be $13 and $15 million with no dead money, unless they restructure the contract, if they were to move on after one year.
You get Daniel Jones a WR1, and you're cooking with fire!
RB1 - Saquon
RB2 - Brieda
WR1 - ???
WR 2 - Hodgins
WR 3 - Robinson
WR 4 - Shepard
TE 1 - Waller
TE 2 - Bellinger