This offseason, the New York Giants are looking to add a top-tier wide receiver to their roster. The Giants may attempt to trade for a guy with more experience or they may look to create a fresh receiving threat for Daniel Jones in the draft. Wide receivers have been traded recently across the NFL, and as a result, quarterbacks like Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, and Tua Tagovailoa have enjoyed successful seasons. To help Daniel Jones and the Giants’ offense in 2023, the Giants could think about dealing for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins this offseason.
Giants get Tee Higgins in a fictitious trade:
The Giants will spend a significant amount of money to get Tee Higgins from the Bengals. Since Higgins has made a name for himself as one of the best outside receivers in the NFL, the Bengals won’t be eager to trade him for a pittance. In light of previous NFL blockbuster wide receiver transactions, a deal for Tee Higgins may look something like this:
The Giants get WR Tee Higgins.
Giants’ first-round selection (25th overall) and third-round pick (2023) are given to the Bengals (100th overall)
The AJ Brown trade that was finalized between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans last offseason serves as the major point of comparison for this hypothetical transaction. Terms were agreed upon between the Eagles and Titans at the 2022 NFL Draft. In exchange for wide receiver AJ Brown, the Eagles gave the Titans their 18th overall selection in the 2022 first round as well as their 101st overall pick in the 2022 third round. For the Eagles this season, Brown amassed a career-high 1,496 yards on 88 catches and 11 touchdowns. Brown was bought by Philadelphia, who paid him right away, and enjoyed a successful debut campaign.
Chase Claypool, a 24-year-old wide receiver, was dealt to the Chicago Bears midway through the season in exchange for a second-round choice from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Higgins, though, outperforms Claypool in terms of quality and accomplishment, so the Giants will probably have to part with more than just a second-round selection to complete the trade.
For additional reference, the Bills traded a first-round pick plus picks in rounds four, five, and six to the Vikings in order to acquire Stefon Diggs. A first round selection, a second round pick, two fourth round picks, and a sixth round pick were sent to the Chiefs in exchange for Tyreek Hill, who was dealt to the Dolphins.
In the current NFL, wide receivers are expensive. If the New York Giants want to sign Tee Higgins this summer, they will have to fork up quite a bit of cash. But closing this agreement might have significant advantages.
Tee Higgins, who is only 24 years old, has the potential to be a long-term standout in the Giants’ offense. He had more than 1,000 receiving yards each of the previous two seasons, with the Bengals accounting for 74 grabs, 1,029 yards, and seven touchdowns in 2022.
In Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka’s scheme, Tee Higgins would immediately improve the Giants’ receiving group and step in as Daniel Jones’ top receiving threat. Higgins is the whole package; in addition to his scary 6-4 height, which makes him one of the NFL’s finest deep threats, he also has the route-running skills to open up receivers for him on a down-by-down basis. If the New York Giants were to sign Tee Higgins, Daniel Jones would finally have a top-notch wide receiver to depend on.