Darren Waller Trade from Raiders to Daniel Jones, Giants Draws rave reviews from fans | News, scores, highlights, stats and rumours

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The New York Giants added a huge piece to their offense by trading for Darren Waller on Tuesday, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

New York sent a third-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for the one-time Pro Bowler, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The deal helps give the Giants a legitimate weapon downfield, especially helping young quarterback Daniel Jones after his own four-year, $160 million deal. While some fans were lukewarm about the Jones deal, almost everyone was impressed by the Giants’ latest addition:

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Darren Waller !!!!!!!!



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Darren Waller gives the #Giants a dynamic weapon on the receiving side of the ball that they have not had since OBJ. Great drive from New York.

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Absolutely MASSIVE deal for them #Giants to get Darren Waller — and a huge target/security blanket to partner with Daniel Jones for years to come.

Waller had back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons in 2019 and ’20, though injuries have slowed him the last two years. At his best, he’s still one of the top pass rushers in the NFL.

His presence should provide a major boost to a Giants offense that didn’t have anyone with over 800 receiving yards last year. With Darius Slayton and Richie James both free agents, the team has no returning players with over 400 receiving yards last year.

That limited production for Jones, who threw just 15 touchdowns in 2022 despite improved efficiency and a career-best 92.5 passer rating.

Fans see the latest trade as a big move to help Jones take the next step as a franchise quarterback.

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