Raiders Traded Darren Waller From Giants
The New York Giants and Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly trading for tight end Darren Waller, according to sources who spoke with Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Giants will send the Raiders a third-round pick (100th overall) in exchange for 2020 Pro Bowler Waller. Waller will give Daniel Jones, the quarterback, a skilled, veteran target in the passing game.
Waller recorded more than 1,000 receiving yards in each of his two previous seasons (2019 and 2020), although he only played in 20 games overall over the past two years due to a variety of injuries.
Among NFL tight ends, Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews have more catches (280) and receiving yards (3,394) than Waller.
The draught pick headed to Las Vegas was initially given to the Giants by the Chiefs in the trade that sent receiver Kadarius Toney to Kansas City in October of last year.
Due to Kenny Golladay's underwhelming performance and Sterling Shepard's season-ending knee injury, Jones was left with a young receiving corps for New York's surprise postseason run.
Waller, 30, will be under contract with the Giants for the upcoming four seasons thanks to the three-year, $51 million deal he inked with the Raiders in September.
New York is likely to play a lot of two-tight-end formations with Waller and Daniel Bellinger, who was chosen in the fourth round last year, at the position.