With the Giants' receivers depleted entering the season, many have wondered if GM Dave Gettleman would find a way to bolster the group before the start of the season. So far, that hasn't been the case, but there are options out there.
One of them is Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell, who SI's Albert Breer reported as on the market. Treadwell, a former first-round pick back in 2016, hasn't really panned out in Minnesota. However, he does have a Giants connection in Pat Shurmur, which is why NJ.com's Matt Lombardo brought up the idea that Gettleman may want to call the Vikings on the Ole Miss product.
Treadwell shouldn't cost too much for the Giants, which is a pro in this case. Being that he hasn't lived up to his first-round choice, the Giants could probably get him for a late-round draft pick. Also, maybe a change of scenery is what Treadwell needs with the Giants, as he's currently stuck behind elite receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
But would it really be worth it for the Giants? Treadwell has only amassed 517 yards over his first three season, though he did only play in nine games his rookie season. He also recorded his first career touchdown just last season.
Also, the current Giants depth is showing they can hold things down while Golden Tate is out for the first four weeks along with losing Corey Coleman for the season. Bennie Fowler has scored in both preseason games, and Cody Latimer showed Friday night why the Giants brought him back this season. His jump ball snag that was thrown by Daniel Jones was a beautiful catch, and something that the Giants are hoping he can contribute all season long.
There has also been the emergence of TJ Jones, a five-year veteran that has quickly shown he can make an impact in his first few weeks of training camp.
It would be a high-risk, high-reward trade to land Treadwell. Gettleman doesn't need to take the risk given his depth has shown success early on this summer. But, with two weeks left until the games begin to count, the Giants could very well target some wide receivers on the trade block and Treadwell would be on that list.