New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has already proven himself to be a man unafraid to pull the trigger on a trade, whether that means sending a player elsewhere or bringing one in.
Gettleman is a wheeler and dealer, which is a rarity in today’s NFL, but for that very reason alone, Giants fans should expect a little more of that this offseason.
However, Gettleman earned mixed reviews for some of his trades in 2018, which also means there’s a potential for some poor trade scenarios to develop. So with that in mind, here’s a look at three awful trades the Giants might consider.
Gettleman has already stated publicly that Beckham is not on the trading block, but speculation has persisted in the face of that anyway.
In recent days, the trade rumors surrounding Beckham have swirled into an uncontrollable twister which OBJ himself has apparently replied to. However, the reality is that the Giants find themselves in a position where Beckham is almost untradeable anyway.
If the Giants were to deal Beckham prior to June 1, they would be on the hook for $14 million in dead cap. Post-June 1, that number would be just $4 million, but by that time, all suitable replacements would be off the market.
Beyond the financials, Beckham is one of the greatest talents in professional football, and whether the team is in win now mode or looking to rebuild, OBJ should be the centerpiece alongside Saquon Barkley either way.