The NY Giants 2022 campaign has been one that has defied expectations. Led by their offensive duo of Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, the G-Men now find themselves in the playoffs. This team is now poised to post an upset in the Wild Card Round vs. the Minnesota Vikings.
It goes without saying, but the wide receiver position has been the biggest talking point of the Giants offense this season – the unit lacks serious talent. Looking ahead to the offseason, general manager Joe Schoen needs to make some changes. While some fans are calling for a DeAndre Hopkins trade, we don’t think it’s a good idea. Instead, Schoen should look at these four guys:
4. Colts WR Michael Pittman
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman has cemented himself as one of the most reliable pass-catchers in the NFL. Over his three NFL seasons, he has slowly become the WR1 on the Colts offense. And he has the numbers to show for it.
After a rookie season full of potential, Pittman took the next step in Year 2. During the 2021 season, he recorded 88 receptions for 1,082 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns while being targeted 129 times.
In a down season for the Colts offense, Pittman was still a reliable target. While playing alongside Parris Campbell and rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce, Pittman still proved to be the team’s WR1.
This past season, while taking the field in 16 games, Pittman once again put together a solid campaign. He finished the season with 141 total targets, recording 99 receptions for 925 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
At 6-4 and 223 pounds, Pittman has the size that the Giants have been missing from their wide receivers this season. He can catch nearly anything thrown his way and can stretch the field. He would also instantly contribute in the red zone, which would add yet another layer to the Giants offense.
With the Colts set for a rebuild, they may add all of the draft pieces they can. The Giants potentially have more than enough picks and players to make a deal happen.