This NY Giants trade for DJ Moore would be just what Daniel Jones needs
How about this for some midseason excitement? With the Carolina Panthers firing former NY Giants head coach candidate Matt Rhule on Monday, many NFL teams are expected to make calls to the Panthers attempting to snag some of their coveted veterans under the belief that the team is entering a full rebuild mode.
One of the veterans whose name we have seen the most is 25 year old receiver D.J Moore. In each of the last three seasons, he has racked up at least 1,100 yards and four touchdowns. The NY Giants are obviously in a very desperate situation in terms of their receiving core.
So, it may make some sense for Joe Schoen to give the Panthers a call in order to attempt to pry the former first-round pick away from the team. With that being said, here is a potential trade the NY GIants could send the Panthers for Moore.
An NY Giants trade for DJ Moore would fire up the fanbase
Looking at this trade from a straight forward point of view is a little interesting, as this may be a lot to pay for a position that is seen as replaceable. However, in the three years since the NY Giants have traded Odell Beckham Jr., they have yet to have a receiver rack up 1,000+ yards.
This season, however, the issue at wide receiver for the Giants has been a nightmare. In the NY Giants latest game against the Green Bay Packers, their receiving core consisted of Marcus Johnson, David Sills, Richie James, and Darius Slayton.
Alongside the Giants desperation at receiver, the will likely have to ask the Panthers to pay the majority of Moore’s contract this season. While it is only a $6 million cap hit, the NY Giants currently only have $3.6 million in cap space according to OverTheCap.com.
The NY Giants have been in a terrible spot in terms of receivers for a while now. If they can swing a move for a star like Moore, who has been extremely consistent despite playing with very poor QBs for his entire career, the team will benefit. A second and fifth-round pick might seem steep, but Moore would be worth it.
Why do this trade? The Giants have been without a legitimate No. 1 receiver since they decided to trade away Beckham in 2019. With the current state of the NY receiving core, they absolutely need a receiver of Moore’s abilities. The fact that Moore has racked up 1,100+ yards in each of the last three seasons with Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold, and P.J Walker as his QBs is ridiculous.
Adding a player like Moore into an offense that desperately needs him could be huge for not only the team, but the progression of Daniel Jones, who has been without a consistent receiver throughout almost his entire career.
It is always tough to negotiate a trade, especially when teams know the Giants are going to be desperate. However, we truly believe the team will benefit from adding Moore. The abilities he has shown off despite poor QB play has been tremendous. Only time will tell, however, if the Giants are actually interested in Moore.