General Manager Joe Schoen spectacularly started the offseason. He offered the Raiders the 3rd pick (100) the Giants received for trading Kadarius Toney last season. A blockbuster trade for the
Waller while on wrong side of 30 at 31, will automatically improve a tight-end group that was bottom ten in the NFL last year. Schoen and the Giants have proved their loyalty to their quarterbac Daniel Jones with a four-year, $160 million contract. They needed, however, to put more pieces in place for him to succeed. Waller, when heathly, he missed 14 games over the past two seasons he is considered a match-up nightmare and one of the better tight ends in the NFL.
Waller is a Pro-Bowler who posted back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons for the Raiders. To put that in perspective throughout the entire NY Giants exsitence (est. 1925) the team has only seen one tight end, Mark Bavaro 1986, post a 1,000 yard tight end. A big bodied receiver who can fight for the ball, he should step in and become a a top target for Jones. Impressive numbers aside, Waller can do what no receiver last year could, attract the attention of the defense. This will open up Darius Slayton, W’andale Robinson, and newly drafted Jaylin Hyatt.
The 6’6 star out of Georgia Tech has played in 74 games and put up 298 receptions, 3,572 yards, with 19 touchdowns.