The Cleveland Browns could be buyers at the Giants’ firesale
The New York Giants just suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, and now today they have traded edge rusher Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a future sixth round pick. If the Giants are looking to tear down their roster and enter into a firesale, the Cleveland Browns should get on the phones as potential buyers.
The Giants join the likes of the New York Jets, who have unloaded a couple of players already, and the Minnesota Vikings, who traded Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens, as teams who look like they have thrown the towel in on the season. Just like the Jets and the Vikings, the Giants still have some valuable assets worth pursuing.
Even with a 4-2 record, there are some glaringly obvious holes on this roster up off the shores of Lake Erie. Most glaring, the defensive side of the football lacks depth and experience, and while they are one of the leaders in turnovers taken, it would be nice to see them stop bending. Some upgrades on that side of the football may be absolutely necessary in order to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Offensively they have a few holes as well, quarterback being the biggest issue as Baker Mayfield has yet to establish himself as a franchise quarterback. Depth at wide receiver is another issue facing the Browns offensively, but realistically the Giants do not have any pieces of interest to general manager Andrew Berry and company. However, there are a handful of defensive pieces that could help the Browns as they look to improve the roster.
Should the Giants go all in on their tanking process and hold a fire sale, who could fit with the future of the Browns in 2020 and beyond? Here are three names that make sense for the Browns to potentially get on the phone about to bring to Cleveland.