Giants safety Xavier McKinney recruiting Evan Engram back to NY sure is something

Xavier McKinney, NY Giants. (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images)
Xavier McKinney, NY Giants. (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images) /

Just what in the world do we have here? Countless NY Giants fans couldn’t believe their eyes when they checked their Twitter timelines and saw that former Big Blue tight end Evan Engram decided to show New York some love.

After a not-so-great time with the Giants, Engram signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars and got his career back on track.  Could a return to East Rutherford and MetLife Stadium be in the cards for him?

If you ask standout safety Xavier McKinney, he wouldn’t be against the idea of the former first-round pick making a return to the organization. McKinney has already started with a bit of recruiting of his own.

Evan Engram looks like he could be open to returning to the NY Giants

Things really didn’t end well for Engram with the G-Men. The drops he posted over his career, including the unforgettable one against the Eagles that would have won the game for NY, are still being discussed all over town. He was known more for his drops and turnovers than he was for making huge plays for this team.

He was another first-round bust for the Giants, but you can’t ignore his productivity this past season. In 2022, the TE posted a career-high 73 receptions for 766 yards, while adding four touchdown catches from quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

With the Giants, they could use some serious depth and help at tight end. Fourth-round pick Daniel Bellinger was fantastic during his rookie season, but he’s known more as a blocker than a pass-catching threat. In an offense run by Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka, adding a player like Engram could make sense.

When he signed with the Jaguars, Jacksonville gave him a one-year, $9 million contract. The Giants won’t want to come close to that number, but hey, if Engram is willing to sign to a cheap deal for the 2023 campaign, we wouldn’t be totally against it. From the looks of it, McKinney wouldn’t mind seeing the 6-3, 240-pounder back in the locker room either.