New York Giants: Could Evan Engram be traded before the deadline?

Anthony Rivardo
New York Giants, Evan Engram
Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) gains yards after catch against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NFL trade deadline is nearly here. At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, trades will no longer be allowed this season. All trades must be finalized before that deadline. The New York Giants are a team that has been brought up in trade discussions frequently. One popular name that has been thrown into the rumor mill is Giants tight end, Evan Engram.

Evan Engram has had a rough season for the New York Giants. The former first-round pick has never been able to live up to the expectations that were set out for him. Now, with the trade deadline coming up, Evan Engram could be a trade piece for the New York Giants.

Could Evan Engram be traded?

The New York Giants will play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Could that be the last time Evan Engram ever suits up in Big Blue? If the rumors are true, there is a strong chance that Evan Engram could be traded this week.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, multiple teams are expressing interest in Giants tight end Evan Engram. Teams like the Green Bay Packers could be suitable landing spots.

The Packers recently lost their starting tight end, Robert Tonyan, for the season with a torn ACL. If they are in the market for a new tight end to pair with Aaron Rodgers, Evan Engram could make a lot of sense.

The Buffalo Bills are currently playing without their starting tight end, Dawson Knox. They are another team that the Giants could call up about a potential deal for Evan Engram.

Evan Engram has had some bright moments for the Giants, however, he is no longer a favorite amongst fans. Fans boo the tight end when he takes the field and cheer when he heads to the sideline. At this point, it is probably best for both parties to move on. Engram has some talent and a change of scenery could help him realize his potential. For the 2-5 Giants, a long-term outlook would benefit them. Obtaining draft capital for Evan Engram would be a smart choice for the Giants as they prepare for their future.