The New York Giants will “look at everything” with the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday and their season have spiraled out of control at 1-7, coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday after a 20-13 loss to the Washington Redskins.
The Giants traded defensive starters Eli Apple and Damon Harrison for draft choices last week. There has been lots of speculation that veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins could be moved before Tuesday.
What else might happen?
The beleaguered 15-year veteran quarterback has a no-trade clause and said Sunday he’s not waiving it.
“I want to stay here,” he said simply.
Will he stay with the Giants as the starter once the Giants return from their bye week?
“I don’t want to go there, I’m not going to tease that,” Shurmur said on Sunday. “I just want to look at everything and see what we have to do moving forward.”
Odell Beckham Jr.
Before sunday’s game there were reports that the Giants were receiving offers for the superstar wide receiver, even with Beckham being in the first year of a five-year, $90 million contract.
After hauling in 8 receptions for 136 yards on Sunday, Beckham was asked if New York was where he wanted to be.
“This is where I’m at,” was his response.
“I don’t think I am going anywhere. All I want to do is be the very best that I can be when I’m on the field, off the field as well. It’s really hard to think about that, but it is what it is.”
The Giants have to decide whether the 24-year-old Collins is a building block player worthy of an expensive long-term contract, or whether his best value is as a trade chip who could bring back multiple draft picks that could be used in a rebuilding effort.
Collins said “we have to see when we get there” when asked about re-signing with the Giants in the offseason.
“I’m just playing it day-by-day. I love the Giants, they love me. You never know, it’s a business, so whatever happens, happens.”
Playing in his third game since returning from a high ankle sprain, Vernon had three quarterback hits and a fumble recovery, once again showing that he’s an impact player. Will he be a Giant when they face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10?
“I’m just going in and working it,” Vernon said. “I just go into the building and work. That’s all I worry about.”
The veteran cornerback is the last of the three corners suspended in 2017 (Apple, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie being the others) still with the Giants. Several teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, are believed to have inquired about Jenkins. He still seems the most likely player on the Giants’ roster to be dealt by the deadline.