After seeing improvement from Daniel Jones during the 2022 season, the New York Giants decided to lock him down long-term.
Following that move, they have already started making sure to put some weapons around him.
First they used the franchise tag to keep Saquon Barkley for another year.
Then they traded a 3rd-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders to bring in Darren Waller.
They also signed Sterling Shepard to a cheap one-year extension.
In spite of those last two moves, the Giants still have some work to do getting Daniel Jones some guys to throw the ball to.
Their receiving corps has left a lot to desire throughout Jones’ career Darius Slayton has been a decent option the last few years, but their Kenny Golladay signing was a disaster and last year they ended up having to lean on Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins.
Today they were linked with a couple of players who could potentially improve their options in the passing game.
According to Giants reporter Art Stapleton, the team is being connected to DJ Chark and Mecole Hardman.
I've heard some buzz today about the #Giants connected to D.J. Chark and Mecole Hardman. We'll see if that has any legs. You'd expect them to explore all options on the market.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 15, 2023
Either one of them would be a decent addition to the wide receiver room, but fans will be left disappointed if these are the biggest additions the team makes at the position.
There are no top options available in free agency, but players like Brandin Cooks and DeAndre Hopkins could be acquired through a trade.
If they can’t land somebody in a trade, they should be considering one of the draft’s top options with their first round pick.
The two players they’ve been linked with are fine as depth options at the position, but the New York Giants need to make something big happen if they want to get their offense to a point where the roster is competitive with the league’s top teams.