Baker Mayfield trade target No. 4: New York Giants
The (Joe) Judge is still out on quarterback Daniel Jones, but he has one year remaining on his rookie contract, which his fifth-year option has yet to be picked up. It might be time for Jones to find a new home and the Giants to find a new quarterback.
The biggest hurdle in this for the Giants would be their salary cap. They are projected to have a little over $3 million in cap space next season, so they would have to cut ties and find other ways to maneuver money around with players on the team.
Back to Jones. In his three-year career, he has a record of 12-25 and has thrown for 8,398 yards, 45 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions. In 2021, Jones has thrown for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 11 games.
New York last made the playoffs back in 2016, which ironically enough is the same playoff appearance that players took a trip to Florida ahead of the playoff game, featuring former Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Baker Mayfield would be an instant upgrade if the Giants were to pull off a trade for him, but the biggest question would be could Mayfield handle the bright lights of New York? He has shown in the past he has the Moxy and confidence to succeed, but he has never played for a big market.
This trade isn’t very likely, but it is one that could be good for both Mayfield and the Giants getting fresh starts.