Here are the NY Giants’ 4 worst trades in franchise history
No. 2 Worst Trade in NY Giants History: Trading Up for DeAndre Baker
The NY Giants trading up for DeAndre Baker was a colossal mistake.
From the beginning, the trade seemed forced, unnecessary, and somewhat greedy for the Giants. New York had already made two 1st round selections that night, they didn’t need to waste more capital for another pick.
Gettleman targeted Baker, and felt he had to get him. It was worth giving up the picks to him as moving into the 1st round gave the Giants an extra contract year on Baker’s rookie deal.
There were character concerns swirling around Baker before the draft. Questions about immaturity and his attitude led to him dropping so low to where the Giants got him at 30th overall.
The Seahawks traded back with the Ny Giants to No. 37 overall along with their fourth and fifth-round picks. Baker responded with a disastrous rookie season on and off the field. He struggled in coverage and with penalties along with his focus and dedication to football in the locker room and film room.
Baker’s career as a NY Giant came to an abrupt end when the team cut him after some troubling allegations surrounding Baker committing an armed robbery. Baker was a wasted investment and a sunk cost for the team. The NY Giants cut ties with Baker after only one, controversy-filled season in New York.