The rumors regarding the New York Giants trading superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won’t go away, and with respected insiders such as FOX’s Jay Glazer giving credibility to those rumors, they can’t be ignored.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman continued to stand firm that he “didn’t sign Odell to trade him,” but has still not blanketly rejected the idea. The thinking, as per Glazer, is the Giants would move Beckham should the right deal present itself.

That leads to the next stage of this argument. How would the Giants backfill the hols left by Beckham’s departure?

Well, it wouldn’t be done by one player. The first move would be to move tight end Evan Engram to wide receiver. Engram has the speed to play wideout and the size to create mismatches all over the field. The Giants have realized Engram is a special playmaker and he displayed that late in the season during Beckham’s absence due to injury. This would get the ball into his hands more often.

At tight end, the Giants could draft Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson to be their starting tight end. Hockenson won the John Mackey Award last year as the nation’s top tight end averaging 15.5 yards per catch on 49 receptions.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compares the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Hockenson to Kansas City All-Pro Travis Kelce: “an ascending talent with a chance to become one of the best all-around tight ends in the game…”

Tell me you would want a Travis Kelce-type on your roster? Hockenson also comes from a long line of solid Iowa tight ends, the most recent example being San Francisco’s George Kittle, a 2018 Pro Bowl selection.

Tight ends are the quiet superstars of the NFL. Fantasy players are well aware of them, but over the past few seasons we’ve seen them become the heart of many a team’s offense. Kelce, Kittle and Philadelphia’s Zack Ertz have stepped into the shoes of multiple Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski as the top players at the position.

Hockenson could be in their class. The only problem is, they’d have to use the sixth overall pick in the draft to get him. That means no quarterback this year. Sorry.

This makes no sense to most, but plenty to me as football is a team game and the Giants have a great player in Beckham, but with little around him, they’ll continue to lose. They should entertain a trade that would give them three high draft picks over the next two seasons and much-needed salary cap relief.

With those picks, they could help fill in the many blanks on their roster. That could include quarterback, by the way, depending on where those picks land. It’s a bizarre plan, I know, but the Giants are losing right now, so there are few wrong solutions for them at this point.

This is all on the heels of the Giants cutting Eli Manning, allowing Landon Collins to enter free agency and signing Nick Foles. That’s too much for Giant fans to think about at the moment, but since Gettleman hasn’t earnestly committed to any player, all possibilities are in play.