The New York Giants have been the biggest surprise of the 2022 NFL season. They are 6-2 heading into their Week 9 bye and are playing some very strong football. This isn’t an overly talented team that general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll took over, but they are getting the most out of the players on the team.
There were a lot of people speculating if the Giants would look to cement themselves as playoff contenders this season by making a trade ahead of the deadline. This is a team that badly needs an infusion of talent at the wide receiver position as they do not have anyone that can consistently win one-on-one and get open for Daniel Jones.
That upgrade didn’t come via trade ahead of the deadline as Schoen stayed the course. It is tough to blame him for doing so as the Giants came into this season knowing it was a rebuilding year. It is great that they won six games so far, but mortgaging even a small part of their future to chase wins in 2022 wasn’t something Schoen was willing to do.
But, there is still a possibility that the team will make an upgrade at the wide receiver position this season. Former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is still a free agent and Big Blue has not closed the door on a reunion.
Beckham, like many Giants that came and went during the Dave Gettleman era, still has strong relationships with players on the team. He has been at the facility this season, checking in on Sterling Shepard after he tore his ACL.
We have already seen one former Giant come back to the team as safety Landon Collins signed with New York earlier this season after being released by the Washington Commanders. He made it very clear had Gettleman not been on the Giants he likely would have never left and that is a sentiment that other former Giants have shared as well.
There are certainly some hurdles when it comes to bringing Beckham back into the fold, namely price. New York has less than $3 million in cap space to work with as Schoen may have to restructure some contracts just to afford to pay the players currently on the roster. Other teams that have been linked to the former All-Pro have more money to spend.
But, as long as they keep winning and remain competitive, New York will be in the running for Beckham. He still has plenty of love for the organization and he would assume a big role in the offense given the dearth of pass-catching talent on the team.
A healthy Beckham mixed in with a healthy Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton and Wan’Dale Robinson would give Jones a very solid group of pass catchers to target.