Fans are excited about this move - still. New NY Giants tight end Darren Waller turned himself into one of the best in the game playing for the Raiders. As you might have been able to guess, Super Bowl-winning coach Andy Reid is happy to see Waller relocate to the east coast and the NFC. Now, Reid doesn't have to worry about playing him twice a year.
Waller had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Raiders. For Reid, not only is he pumped up that his defense will no longer will have to prep for him, but he's also ready to start scouting Baby Waller whenever he/she arrives. At the NFL league meetings, Reid joked that he'll be ready to sign a future child that Waller and wife Kelsey plum have. This is gold:
"“He’s a beast,” Reid said via Giants Wire. “He’s tough. He’s big. He’s fast. He’s strong. Good hands. Smart. He’s one of the better tight ends. I really like his game. He’s just big.""- Andy Reid
Reid and others will be ready to see Waller put on a show for the Giants next season. Waller has been challenged by injuries the last few campaigns, but the Giants are banking on a healthy pass-catcher to showcase his stuff from start to finish in 2023.
If Waller can manage to stay healthy, he should be one of the best tight ends in the NFC. He will be a dominant red-zone player for the Giants and a much needed offensive weapon. The sky is the limit for Waller in this Giants offense as they try to improve the weapons around Daniel Jones.
Watching Waller in this Giants offense will bring some needed excitement. Waller has the potential to be a monster for Jones, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and head coach Brian Daboll. With the Giants also retaining Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Isaiah Hodgins, plus signing Parris Campbell, the O is starting to take shape for the G-Men. With a potential WR1 on the way in the NFL Draft as well, Big Blue fans have countless reasons to be fired up for Week 1 to arrive.