This Darren Waller prediction simply won't come true for the NY Giants

Bleacher Report thinks Darren Waller will be a bust for the G-Men in 2023
New York Giants Offseason Workout
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Of all the offseason moves made by NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen, the Darren Waller trade is arguably the one people are most excited about. Waller has battled injuries the past two campaigns, but fans believe the Waller of old will be on full display in 2023.

However, not everyone thinks Waller is going to put on a show at MetLife Stadium this fall and winter. In a new piece, Bleacher Report predicted each team's biggest bust for thie season. They put down Waller for the G-Men, which we have to disagree with 100 percent.

Darren Waller is in line for a huge season with the New York Giants

"Even when he was able to play last season he was averaging just 3.1 receptions and 43.1 yards per game. He was showing signs of decline in 2021, averaging just 7.2 yards per target. The signs of decline have been there for two years. If the Giants think they are getting the player that posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020 they are going to be disappointed."

Bleacher Report's Alex Ballentine

We're not going to argue with the fact that Waller has been hampered by injuries the last two years. He missed 17 total games between the 2021 and 2022 campaigns. This came after his back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in '19 and '20.

However, it was also clear that Waller's time in Las Vegas was up. He and Josh McDaniels were not on the same page from the start and a fresh start was needed elsewhere. The former Pro Bowler now has that fresh start in East Rutherford with the Giants.

Daniel Jones didn't have many weapons to work with last year, but Schoen changed that in a major way this offseason. Waller may be a tight end, but he has the kind of abilities to be a WR1-type player for this squad.

It's not out of the question to dream of him posting 1,000 yards for Brian Daboll this season. Hopefully NY supporters look back on this story from Bleacher Report and can laugh about it down the road.

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