The Las Vegas Raiders have traded tight end Darren Waller to the New York Giants for the 100th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. New York acquired that third-round pick last season when they traded wide receiver Kadarius Toney to the Kansas City Cheifs. The team effectively traded the disgruntled wide receiver for the talented Raiders tight end. New York has made moves this offseason to beef up their offense centered around quarterback Daniel Jones. The Raiders seem to be reworking their offense, but if it will be better than last year is unclear at this time.
Breaking: The Giants are trading a third-round pick for Raiders TE Darren Waller, sources tell @AdamSchefter. pic.twitter.com/JNly4Oo7ng
— ESPN (@espn) March 14, 2023
This past season with the Las Vegas Raiders, Darren Waller caught 28 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns on 43 targets. Waller’s 2022-23 NFL season was filled with injuries and inconsistent targets on an offense that never clicked for some reason. More targets also ended up going to Admas after he joined the team. There is still plenty of talent left when it comes to the tight end’s career. For Las Vegas, this is likely an indicator that they plan to run the ball even more next season with running back Josh Jacobs. It also means that former backup tight end Foster Moreau could get more targets next season.