NY Giants Resisted Trading TE Evan Engram and NT Dalvin Tomlinson

Giants' Evan Engram (88) trying to make a catch in game vs 49ers in 2018. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock

New York Giants reportedly had the opportunity to flip some of their standout players like tight end Evan Engram and nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson before the trade deadline with multiple teams inquiring about them. Still, both players remained in NY after general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t like the offers he received.

Engram, who is enjoying an up-and-down season in 2020, has been on the radar of several TE-needy teams, including Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals. Still, Giants believe that the 26-year-old player has a bright future ahead of him and has set an unusually high price tag.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Giants insisted on getting a first-rounder in any deal, but the chatter around the league is that a second-round pick would likely do it. Still, no one even offered that so Giants opted to stay put.

Engram, who was Giants’ first-round pick in 2017, has 189 receptions for 2,098 yards and 13 touchdowns so far in his NFL career.

Green Bay Packers were among interested teams that were trying to get Tomlinson, but their offer of a middle-round pick was also not good enough for the Giants. This decision is a bit more puzzling, considering that the 26-year-old player is currently in the last year of his deal and that the parties haven’t made any progress on an extension.