3 Contenders That Should Trade for Giants TE Evan Engram
By Will Coleman
Giants standout Evan Engram was the second tight end taken off the board in the 2017 NFL Draft, but an injury-riddled start to his pro career has his future with New York in jeopardy. An inside source within the franchise has reported that the Giants don't have faith in Engram's health and want to trade him this upcoming season. At just 25 years old, Engram has proven himself as a reliable receiving target when healthy, having recorded 12 touchdowns in his 34 games of action. Here are three postseason contenders that could greatly benefit from a trade for Engram.
3. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have depth at the position in Jared Cook and Josh Hill, but both tight ends are aging with time on their contracts running out. Aside from quarterback, tight end is the one offensive position that New Orleans doesn't really have figured out for the future. Enter Engram. The 25-year-old would make the Saints offense more lethal and dynamic than it already is, and New Orleans wouldn't have to fork up too much to acquire him.
2. Green Bay Packers
Jimmy Graham has been the Packers go-to tight end the last two seasons, but he's not the same pass-catching threat he once was. The 33-year old has caught just five touchdowns since 2018 and is set to become a free agent after this upcoming season. Green Bay can't rely on Graham to make it through an entire season, and Engram is the perfect solution. A change of scenery and a legendary quarterback in Aaron Rodgers throwing him passes would be mutually beneficial to Engram and the Packers.
1. New England Patriots
Whether or not Tom Brady decides to leave New England this offseason, there's no denying the Patriots still have one of the most complete rosters in football. New England could have trouble finding a replacement for Brady, but tight end remains one of the team's biggest needs right now. If head coach Bill Belichick and his coaching staff were able to make use out of Matt LaCosse, imagine what they could do with someone as athletic as Engram. It's too early to figure out exactly where he'll end up, but you can guarantee Engram will be heavily pursued by New England in trade talks.