3 players on the trade market the NY Giants must avoid
2. Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins
Similar to Baker, DeAndre Hopkins is also looking to jump ship from the newly formed dumpster fire that is the Arizona Cardinals. While fans may want to add this sort of player to the NY Giants based on his reputation, there really isn't a reason at all for New York to be interested in Hopkins.
Obviously, Hopkins is an incredibly talented stud at a position of need, so the connection between the two teams is obvious. However, Hopkins has played just 19 games in the last two seasons, and even when on the field he hasn't looked as dominant.
In the last two seasons, Hopkins has caught 106 passes for 1,289 yards and 11 touchdowns. These numbers come from 19 games, which is a full season plus two extra games. While these numbers certainly aren't bad by any means, the fact that they were split between two campaigns worries us a bit.
The Giants already have plenty of injury concerns among their receiving core, so adding a soon-to-be 31-year-old player with injury concerns of his own to that core is far from ideal. In addition to this, Hopkins has a cap hit of $30.7 million this season and $26.2 million in 2024. This hit is nearly impossible for the Giants to make up through their aforementioned methods.
To keep it simple, adding Hopkins as a player alone comes with too many concerns, especially when a first-round pick is involved. Once you add in his ridiculous contract, the idea of adding Hopkins to this Giants team almost becomes laughable.