You don’t have to be a football connoisseur to tell that the New York Giants aren’t a good team, and that’s why Evan Engram trade rumors 2021 continue to pop all over the internet.
There aren’t many valuable assets that the Giants would or should be willing to part ways with, and it’s clear that they’re still years away from contention. That leaves Evan Engram, along with Will Hernandez, as some of the few moveable pieces they could use to try and savage their project.
When healthy, Evan Engram is an impactful pass-catching tight end that could make a strong difference on their offense. The biggest issue is that he hasn’t been healthy as often as they’d like, which is why Engram’s trade value may not exactly be at an all-time high right now.
More than that, Engram hasn’t developed the rapport and chemistry with Daniel Jones most people expected, and most of that should be credited to ‘Danny Dimes’ inconsistency and ups and downs.
Evan Engram trade rumors 2021
As you may know by now, the market for pass-catching tight ends is always interesting, as they don’t exactly grow in trees. And, while Engram can’t yet sit on the table with players of the likes of Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller, or Zach Ertz, he’s still a pretty solid player that could turn out to be a star in the right position.
That’s why a lot of teams should try and make the most of Engram’s trade value and pursue him right now, as the Giants are likely to be panic-sellers at the trade deadline. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top 3 best Engram trade destinations.
It’s not a secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has been pedestrian throughout the season. Ben Roethlisberger looks washed and has been inefficient but they haven’t done many things to put him in a position to succeed either.
So, they could look to add another passing threat to their offense.
Eric Ebron has been far from the difference-maker they’d thought he’d be. JuJu Smith-Schuster will be out for the year and their receiving corps isn’t exactly impressive. Adding Engram at a fair price could also provide Big Ben with better pass protection than he’s gotten right now.
The Kansas City Chiefs have vastly underperformed this season. The hangover of losing the Super Bowl continues to haunt them week in and week out and Patrick Mahomes has been erratic and careless with the football.
Moreover, their offensive line has been shaky and mostly bad.
Albeit their defense needs way more help, adding Engram to their offense would take some pressure off Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. He could provide better protection for a Patrick Mahomes that’s just trying to do way too much as he scrambles and improvises on almost every single snap.
The Minnesota Vikings had one of the most reliable and efficient tight ends of the last decade in Kyle Rudolph.
Sadly, all good things come to an end eventually, including Rudolph’s tenure. Now, they’ve struggled to fill his gap and former New York Jets’ Chris Herndon hasn’t lived up to the expectations.
Kirk Cousins often relies on his tight ends on short routes and Engram is a much-better pass-catcher than Herndon and a bigger threat in the endzone. The Vikings need to get hot towards the end of the year if they want to clinch a Wild Card berth, so we expect them to be very active as the deadline approaches.