Age: 33 (1/31/1984)
Experience: 11 Seasons
2016 Season Statistics: 16 GP, 44 REC, 583 YDS, 2 TD, 22 FD
Vernon Davis is a virtual non-factor as far as blocking for the run is concerned, but he’s as dynamic a receiving talent as one can find at tight end. Even at 33 years of age, he’s still an excellent athlete who can run after the catch and help his team move the chains.
Davis alone wouldn’t solidify the tight end position, but if the New York Giants can find another tight end who can block at a high level, he’d be a quality addition.
It would behoove New York to find a player who can block and receive, but that’s far easier said than done. With Davis, Eli Manning would have a tight end who can stretch the field vertically and make plays across the middle.
Davis is likely to be available on a one or two-year deal, which further adds to his appeal as a stopgap option as Ben McAdoo develops the younger players.
Davis is inconsistent, but he had eight games with at least 45 receiving yards during the 2016 season. That would be welcome production from the tight end position after New York consistently struggled to move the ball downfield in 2016.
Davis is more of a prove-it player, but he would be a solid consolation prize for Manning and the Giants if all else fails.