5 players the NY Giants can trade for to push toward contention

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Last season, we saw the NY Giants somehow manage to make the playoffs with a record of 9-7-1. The Giants roster, on paper, wasn't bad by any means. However, most teams in that situation don't even sniff the playoffs. Now, in 2023, the Giants have a much-improved roster that could very well make a deep run in the playoffs.

Despite this, wouldn't it be nice to see the Giants do more than just make a playoff run? Perhaps, even make or win the Super Bowl? While the current team likely isn't constructed to go too deep into the playoffs, they could be just a couple of moves away from doing so.

We see big-time players hit the market almost every season. However, we haven't seen the Giants go after one of these guys. This time around, though, we could see the Giants be more aggressive than usual. Not only do they have a new regime, but the team is in a much better situation than they have been in years. With that said, here's five players to keep in mind moving forward:

5. EDGE Danielle Hunter

In recent weeks, edge-rusher Danielle Hunter has been mentioned in trade talks due to the fact that his contract is set to expire after this season. if the Vikings are fully committed to moving on from the three-time Pro Bowler, the Giants should definitely make it known that they are interested. New York already has a pass-rushing core that features Azeez Ojulari, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Dexter Lawrence, so why not add Hunter into the equation?

Adding a player like this to the Giants' defense would help them make the leap from an average core, to a sensational one. Last season, Hunter racked up 65 combined tackles and 10.5 sacks. In addition to this, Hunter made his third Pro Bowl alongside Lawrence and Saquon Barkley.

Who knows what it would cost for the Giants to acquire Hunter. However, one thing to keep in mind is that if they opt to trade for him, they are going to have to work out an extension. This shouldn't scare fans away, though, as Hunter would be worth every penny.

Hopefully, the Vikings continue to make the dumb decision of letting their top players go. They already cut Dalvin Cook, so it wouldn't be the biggest shock in the world if Minnesota opted to trade away arguably their best defender.