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It’s been ugly for the Colts the last four games, but it’s been even uglier in New York.
The Giants are 1-5 and continue to trend downwards with Eli Manning at the helm even with the surrounding squad of Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram.
From Clayton’s article on his new website claytonfootball:
“Giants Send 2019 2nd Round Pick to Colts For Jacoby Brissett
This is a move that has not been rumored or speculated, but the Giants absolutely should be on the phone with the Colts about Brissett. New York can’t move next year’s first rounder, because it is too valuable. But the Colts should be very interested in that second rounder that very well could end up being a top 35 pick overall. Andrew Luck is certainly rounding back into shape and Indianapolis needs as many future picks they can get. Maybe even a lesser offer pries Brissett out of Indianapolis.
He could be the long-term answer in New York. The Giants could acquire Brissett, get him prepared as quickly as possible, insert him into the lineup and evaluate him for the remainder of the 2018 season. If Brissett doesn’t excel, the Giants can still look at a quarterback at the top of next year’s draft. This is the perfect guy for New York to look at adding right now.”
As much as this makes sense on paper for the Giants, it would be a direct contradiction to what Jim Irsay has been on record saying multiple times.
The Colts owner said they wouldn’t give up Brissett for a 1st round pick during training camp and the preseason.
Now, it’s one thing to say that and another if somebody actually offers an early 2nd round pick for a franchise that is clearly rebuilding and already has a now healthy again franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. New York heads to Atlanta for a Monday night game and hosts Washington before that date. Will it be bad enough by then to seriously try to pull the trigger to move their iconic QB?
It might be already.