New NY Giants GM should prioritize trading these 4 players

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The NY Giants’ roster could look significantly different next season, especially if Dave Gettleman is no longer general manager 

There’s a very good chance the NY Giants will have a new general manager this offseason, which could mean wholesale changes are looming.

Dave Gettleman, despite vowing to make rebuilding the offensive line his top priority upon being hired as general manager in 2018, will likely leave his successor with the unenviable task of filling four starting positions along the line, perhaps as soon as this offseason.

Meanwhile, the NY Giants are slated to only have $3.54 million in cap space, before slashing salary following this season.

The combination of missing the playoffs eight of the past nine seasons — soon to be nine of the past ten — and limited cap space, could lead to several cornerstone type players being traded this offseason. Especially if Gettleman retires, or is fired.

Here are five NY Giants players, including some big names, a new GM should try to trade this offseason

RB Saquon Barkley

It’s probably time.

Beyond a new general manager aiming to free up cap space, and move on from Dave Gettleman choosing a running back with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Barkley is likely one of the few players on this roster with legitimate trade value.

Trading Barkley, who has struggled mightily to find his explosiveness and elusiveness while playing behind the NY Giants’ patchwork offensive line, would create a whopping $7.2 million in cap space without triggering a dead-money charge.

For an organization that is lightyears away from legitimately competing for a postseason berth — let alone a Super Bowl, and currently is projected to have just over $3 million in cap space in 2022, moving on from Barkley could be too advantageous an opportunity to jumpstart a rebuild to pass up.