Latest news on TE Evan Engram’s future with the Giants
Supposing Evan engram is able to generate some interest in free agencies this offseason, New York’s tight end shift has likely ended. As SNY.tv’s Ralph Vacchiano writes, the Giants won’t break the bank to keep the former Pro Bowler.
Since being selected in the first round of the 2017 Draft, Engram has had five top-to-bottom seasons with the Giants. After being limited to just 19 games between 2018 and 2019, he has managed to stay healthy in 2020, appearing in 16 games (14 starts) while collecting 63 receptions for 654 receiving yards en route to a blink of an eye. at the Pro Bowl.
The 27-year-old has managed to stay relatively healthy in 2021, but his numbers have suffered (in part) from the quarterback’s inconsistent play. In 14 games, Engram has 45 catches for a minimum of 404 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
The Giants were set to take Engram’s fifth-year option for 2021, but they made no move for an overtime. It seemed pretty clear that the tight end was likely close to leaving New York when his name surfaced in trade rumors earlier this season. Engram will be part of a tight-ended free agent class that also includes Dalton schultz, Mike Gesicki, and vets love Rob gronkowski and Zach Ertz. Even though Engram is not at the top of the FA list, Vacchiano still believes the player could order a contract worth $ 8million per season. If so, the Giants won’t match.
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