Possible Justin Jefferson Trade Destination No. 3
New York Giants
Projected 2024 Cap Space (via Over The Cap): $21.8 million
Projected 2025 Cap Space: $95.3 million
Highest 2024 Draft Pick: 6th overall (First Round)
Last season, Darius Slayton led the Giants in receiving yards with 770 in 17 games. To put that in perspective, Justin Jefferson accumulated 823 receiving yards in his first eight games with the Vikings during the 2023 campaign.
Odell Beckham Jr. is the last player to finish a season with the Giants with at least 1,000 receiving yards, and that happened all the way back in 2019. Beckham has already been on three different teams since that season.
So, yeah, it's been a while since New York had an elite wide receiver on their roster, and with the fact that it seems like they are still going to roll with Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback in 2024, getting him someone to throw to like Justin Jefferson might just be a teensy bit beneficial.
Currently, the Giants have the No. 6 pick in this year's NFL Draft, and while it might not require Minnesota to give up as much to move up from pick No. 11 compared to what it might take for them to acquire one of the top three selections, the Vikings would still have to present an enticing offer.
If Jefferson were included in a trade offer, however, New York might be fine with just acquiring the star wide receiver and pick-swapping in the first round.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll was part of the Buffalo Bills coaching staff that helped quarterback Josh Allen reach his true potential in 2020 after the team was able to acquire a top wide receiver in Stefon Diggs.
Would Daboll and New York be interested in trading for Jefferson if they believed it would it result in Jones having a breakout season like Allen did in 2020?