The Las Vegas Raiders signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a three-year, $67.5M deal with $34M guaranteed to replace Derek Carr, who signed with the New Orleans Saints. However, the silver and black remained busy in Day 2 of free agency, trading away tight end Darren Waller to the New York Giants in exchange for the 100th pick of the 2023 NFL Draft (the pick New York received in the Kadarius Toney-Kansas City Chiefs trade). With back-to-back days of big moves, where do the silver and black sit at in the AFC West this season? LeSean McCoy, Will Blackmon, Ric Bucher and T. J. Houshmandzadeh predict where the silver and black will finish in the West this upcoming season.
The former Raiders tight end joins Daniel Jones. But it s Las Vegas that ends up with just a late-third-round choice in a bizarre three-team deal over five months.
The #Chiefs' pick sent to the #Giants in the Kadarius Toney trade now belongs to the #Raiders after Las Vegas traded TE Darren Waller to New York.
Raiders eyeing TE in upcoming draft? So the #Giants traded a third-round compensatory pick that they received in the Kadarius Toney trade (No. 100 overall) and land the big-time weapon they coveted for newly extended QB Daniel Jones: It's Darren Waller. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter) FF Today's Take: Waller has missed 14 games over the last two seasons and will be 31 years old in September. The Giants are in desperate need of playmakers on offense and Waller can help in that regard when healthy. The upcoming draft has an abundance of pass-catching tight ends if the Raiders are looking to get younger at the position.
The Raiders have agreed to a trade sending TE Darren Waller to the Giants in exchange for a 2023 third round pick (100th overall). The pick Giants are sending was initially acquired via the midseason deal that sent WR Kadarius Toney to the Chiefs, thus marking the first fantasy-relevant contribution Toney has ever made for the team. The need to address pass-catchers around QB Daniel Jones stood atop the list of priorities for the Giants this offseason, and now Waller arguably becomes the best receiver on this team. Though hamstring injuries plagued Waller's 2022 campaign, we're not far removed from three-consecutive seasons of 90+ target and 12+ PPR PPG production from the former Pro Bowler. We'll see what the Giants do in the NFL Draft next month regarding the WR position, but as of now, we're looking at some fairly intriguing fantasy upside here from Waller.