Addressing the wide receiver position is perhaps the New York Giants’ main priority heading into the 2023 offseason.
Though career years from running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones helped the Giants to a surprise nine-win season and playoff berth, the Giants undoubtedly have a pressing need at receiver.
Darius Slayton (724 receiving yards) was the only Giant who surpassed the 600-yard receiving mark. Though he’s a running back, Barkley finished in a tie with Richie James for the team lead in receptions with 57.
Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine proposed six trade ideas to help teams make the jump to Super Bowl contender. One of Ballentine’s proposals? Arizona Cardinals wideout DeAndre Hopkins going to the Giants in exchange for the 101st selection in this year’s draft:
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“The next step is to give him (Jones) a legitimate No. 1 target, and DeAndre Hopkins is a great fit. The 30-year-old only played in nine games in 2022 after serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy, and he still had 64 receptions for 717 yards in three touchdowns.
In other words, he was just about as productive as the Giants’ No. 1 receiver despite playing in seven fewer games. Playing with Hopkins could unlock another level for Jones.”
The Cardinals lost J.J. Watt to retirement and fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury after a four-win season. General manager Steve Keim resigned due to health reasons and was replaced by Monti Ossenfort, so some form of a retool or rebuild is definitely in order there in The Desert.
The retool could see the team move on from one of the game’s all-time great receivers in Hopkins, too. He has two years remaining on his contract and turns 31 years of age in June, but the perennial Pro Bowler is still at the top of his game.
And perhaps his talents will entice the Giants enough to try and make a splash for him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.