The New York Giants recently made their first ever trade with the New York Jets, to add Leonard Williams to the defense in a risky move that could either give them an immediate boost or look like a robbery for the Jets when everything is said and done, but that’s not the only trade they could make this season before the impending trade deadline.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants are also open to shopping three other players, all of which would be considered major ones – those players, predictably, are Janoris Jenkins, Alec Ogletree, and Nate Solder.
With #Jets DL Leonard Williams headed to the #Giants, both teams are hoping for more. NYJ continues to shop WR Robby Anderson, while NYG has shopped and is open to dealing Janoris Jenkins, Alec Ogletree and maybe Nate Solder.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2019
Jenkins has been rumored to be on the trading block for a long time, since before this season in fact, but Ogletree has only really entered the trade conversation recently due to the team’s failures this season and more discussions about the Giants making further moves to continue their rebuilding process.
Solder, on the other hand, has only joined the Giants this season after signing a large contract following a number of years with the Patriots – but it seems the Patriots front office once again may have made a smart move, as Solder’s play hasn’t justified his cost this season. Solder, in fact, has the third highest cap hit on the team behind Janoris Jenkins and Eli Manning.
It’s telling that the top three players in cap hit this year for the Giants either aren’t playing or are rumored to be on the trading block – the team hasn’t rebuilt enough to find its core, and it’s looking more and more every week like the current core of the team might not last into the start of next season.
The trade deadline on the 29th is the last day that the Giants have to make changes via trade before next offseason. Will we see a deal to move Solder, who was one of the biggest additions in this offseason? We’ll see, but it’s looking like it’s not completely off the table, perhaps surprisingly.