New York Giants stick with current roster at trade deadline

New York Giants, Joe Judge
Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Giants head coach Joe Judge on the sidelines during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Some would have expected the New York Giants to be sellers at the trade deadline thanks to their terrible start to the season and the failures of General Manager Dave Gettleman to turn the roster around, but that’s no the case as the team made no moves on the deadline. Interestingly enough, that’s not because the team received no interest in their players. They did. But they made the decision to stick with what they have.

“We had a lot of calls coming in for a lot of players. But there are some foundational players we’re looking to build with in this program,” head coach Joe Judge told reporters on Zoom. “We’re happy with the way our players are working and with the progress they’re making. We want to keep building with this team right here.”

Judge said the team feels good about where they are. That’s in spite of their 1-7 record and their last place position in the NFC East. The Giants aren’t completely out of the race to turn things around, mainly because of how poor the opposition int he division is. But if they continue blowing games late, they’ll quickly run out of time.

The decision to not make any moves and keep players such as Evan Engram would indicate a desire to continue with the current rebuilding plan instead of going for a new one this offseason. But there’s also no guarantee that Dave Gettleman will be the General Manager by that time.

If there is a new GM in control of the Giants roster, it looks like the task of rebuilding the roster will be a little bit harder as the team had made the decision to not start selling now in preparation for a full restart of the rebuild further down the line.