3 reasons the Darren Waller trade will prove to be gold for the Giants

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1. There’s no risk for the G-Men

The most important factor regarding the Waller blockbuster: there is no risk for the Giants. Big Blue traded pick No. 100 in this month's NFL Draft for a star tight end. Joe Schoen acquired that selection and a sixth-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2022 trade deadline in exchange for embattled wide receiver Kadarius Toney.

Essentially Schoen traded Toney for Waller and a sixth-rounder. That is insanely savvy. It's understandable to be worried about Waller's health since he has battled injuries in almost every year of his career. If Waller stunningly doesn’t work out in New York because of injury problems, it’s not like the Giants gave up much for him.

Waller is under contract for four more seasons. After this season, there is no guaranteed money left on his contract. The Giants can painlessly cut him at any time. Waller will make around $12 million per season, which is not a lot of money for a big-time weapon and certainly will not hinder the Giants from making big moves in the future.

There is nothing not to like about the Waller trade. He was the best pass-catcher available on the open market this spring. Schoen went out and got him, finally giving Danny Dimes an elite pass-catching weapon to work with.

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