But even before the Giants traded Tony, rumors were swirling that they might be interested in getting out and getting help from a wide receiver. Denver Broncos Receiver Jerry Goody has been brought in as a potential target for the Giants over the past two days.
There have been reports of interest in Jodi from all over the NFL. The previous 15th overall pick was considered one of the best receivers in 2020 NFL Project He has a huge positive trend despite the slow start of his career. And although reporters in Denver said the Broncos do not currently plan to move Jody, that doesn’t mean they can’t change their minds.
Regardless of Denver’s (potential) reluctance to trade off the Jeudy, there are some hurdles to overcome. The first is potential commercial compensation. While the Giants got a third-round compensatory pick for Tony, Jody could order a second-round pick if the Broncos view him as a potential long-term asset for Russell Wilson. That price may be too high for the giants, who want to build through the draft.
Another consideration is the specter of a permanent salary cap.
The Giants only have about $3.2 million in cap space as of this writing (per OverTheCap) and acquiring Jeudy also means his fully guaranteed salary of $1.9 million. While the Giants can afford it, they will be left with a precious little space to contend with any injuries that may occur during the final nine games of the season. While trading Kadarius Toney, he realizes some easing of the salary cap, except that it does not exceed $800,000.
The Giants have a clear need in the wide receiver, and we can see Joe Schoen looking to the marketplace for help now. There are a number of receivers that have been floated as potential options besides the Jeudy, such as DJ Moore, Chase Claypool or Elijah Moore.
The Broncos had one of the most surprising starts in the NFL, dropping to an embarrassing 2-5 record after acquiring Russell Wilson in the off-season. They reportedly received “competitive” trade offers for EDGE Bradley Chubb, and a loss this weekend could lead to a quick sale before the roster is rebuilt.
To be clear, there are no specific reports regarding the giants’ plans between now and the trading deadline. However, the chatter gets loud enough that we should at least take notes.
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