Right now, there is a very skilled and capable wide receiver available on the free agent market by the name of DeAndre Hopkins.
He has been named to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro first-teams, and he is still a decent speed threat downfield.
Hopkins was recently released by the Arizona Cardinals after months of trade rumors, and several teams are rumored to be interested in him.
One of those teams could be the New York Giants, as head coach Brian Daboll said he’s someone the team will consider, per Jordan Raanan.
Asked Brian Daboll about potentially adding free agent WR DeAndre Hopkins. Didn’t completely shoot it down. Said GM Joe Schoen and his staff will “look into it, research it,” just like they do anytime there is a player available. #giants #nfl #DHop
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 31, 2023
Last season, Hopkins put up 717 yards and three touchdowns despite playing in only nine games, partly due to an early-season suspension after violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.
The Giants surprised just about everyone outside of the Tri-state area by winning six of their first seven games and upsetting the 13-4 Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
But they have a weak group of wide receivers — Darius Slayton, who had 724 yards and two touchdowns, was their most productive wideout in 2022.
Adding someone such as Hopkins who is proven and productive would not only improve a passing offense that ranked 24th in touchdowns and 26th in yards last season, but also perhaps help quarterback Daniel Jones improve.
Jones had a career-best season in 2022 by completing 67.2 percent of his passes and throwing for 3,205 yards and 15 touchdowns, but those numbers aren’t exactly impressive.
Many feel Hopkins will ask for a sizable contract, and with the Giants giving out lucrative extensions to Jones and defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, as well as a possible pending extension for star running back Saquon Barkley, Hopkins may be a bit too expensive for them.NEXT: Dan Orlovsky Has A Clear Opinion About Darren Waller With Giants