Giants get Darren Waller dirt cheap from Raiders
Finding advantages that other teams don’t have is a key to success in the NFL. If it’s a rare every down running back, keep it and pay for it. Can you imagine one of the NFL teams being sent away by an elite quarterback no matter what assets they are given in return? Then you have something Las Vegas robbers He reportedly sent off former Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller on Tuesday New York Giants for only one third-round pick (No. 100 overall) in this year’s draft. A clear advantage being pushed coast to coast for you to pick someone on Day 2 of the NFL draft? Give me any weed you have because that logic is mind boggling.
Waller also got married this month. His wife, Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum, can now celebrate her first few weeks as Mrs. Waller, scouring the crazy real estate market of New York City, well, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Maybe that’ll make things easier so you don’t pay $5,000 in rent for a 700-square-foot apartment with a private bath to an old man who lets his cat pee in the hallway. Now that’s what I call luxury. Waller’s entry into the Giants confirms that the NFC East is the best league in football. The Super Bowl runner-up, an ever-solid Cowboys roster, the Commanders, who had a great offseason by bringing them Eric Bieniemy into the herd as offensive coordinator, and now New York is making a big splash to keep last year’s momentum going.
What Waller leaves behind in Las Vegas is far from paradise. The Broncos were the NFL’s most disappointing team last season, but they won’t stay down long with Sean Payton at the helm. And how do Raiders fans think they can compete with the Chargers or Chiefs? They’re light years better than all of you. One of the few foundational pieces Las Vegas had to build for a brighter future will now play its home games across the street second largest mall in America. Why would Josh Jacobs entrust his future to Sin City? To get the ball passed by Jimmy Garoppolo? Getting blocked by a shoddy offensive line? Finishing fourth in the AFC West for the foreseeable future? Sounds like an explosion!
It’s so much easier to crumble than it is to build up in the NFL. Check out how the Commanders have fared over the past three decades, never making it past the NFC Divisional Round since a Super Bowl win 31 years ago Grandpa Simpson Quarterback rotation. Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler admits he has no interest in Las Vegas winning anything anytime soon by trading Waller. The pick the Raiders received for Waller was exactly the one the Giants received, along with a sixth-round pick by trading Kadarius Toney, the 2021 first-round pick, to the Chiefs last October. It makes New York look a little less stupid for making that deal five months ago to pretty much take Waller in place of now Super Bowl Champion. However, the Raiders need to put that down and actually try to keep up.
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