The New York Giants have acquired tight end Darren Waller by trade from the Las Vegas Raiders. The Giants gave the Raiders the 3rd-round pick (100th overall selection) that they acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs for wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
The 30-year old, 6’6”, 238-pound Waller was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He has spent time with both the Ravens (2015-2018) and Raiders (2018-2022). Waller has played in 74 regular-season games with 52 starts, catching 298 passes for 3,572 yards and 19 touchdowns. His best two seasons were 2019-2020, when he caught an incredible 197 passes for 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, Waller has missed 14 regular-season games the past two seasons with injuries, specifically knee and back injuries in 2021 and a nagging hamstring issue in 2022. Waller is receiving-type tight end who runs good routes and can threaten defenses vertically down the field. Due to his tall, lanky frame, he’s more of a position blocker.
Waller has four years remaining on his current contract, with base salaries of $11,000,000 in 2023, $10,525,000 in 2024, $11,525,000 in 2025, and $11,525,000 in 2026.
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