The NFL trade deadline (Nov. 2) is quickly approaching and New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is one candidate who could be on the move. The 27-year-old's lack of consistency during his tenure as a Giant has recently drawn the ire from the New York faithful, which has only fueled trade rumors.
Engram has told reporters that he doesn't want to "tap out" and that he isn't the type of player to say that he's unhappy being a Giant. Still, the deadline is quickly approaching and even if he is happy in New York, that doesn't mean that management won't move him if the price is right.
Here's a look at three potential destinations for Engram ahead of the trade deadline.
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3. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers lost a big part of their offense when they placed George Kittle on the injured reserve a few weeks ago. Fourth-year TE Ross Dwelley has been filling in for him, catching all three of his targets on the year for 46 yards and a touchdown. While that efficiency is good, Dwelley is still an unproven commodity and his lack of targets show that the 49ers don't see him as a focal point yet. With Kittle's timetable unclear, it makes sense for San Francisco to take a swing at Engram. He has 230 career receptions for 2,547 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns and would be an improvement if he can be consistent. Plus he's only on a one-year deal, so the 49ers wouldn't have to commit long-term.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the upswing after snapping their losing streak in Week 6, which means they should do what they can to capitalize on it. One position where they're lacking is at tight end, where Dan Arnold is starting after they acquired him three weeks ago. He has 10 receptions for 120 yards during that span, however, he isn't the game-changer that Engram can be when at the top of his game. If the Jaguars want Trevor Lawrence to flourish under center, it makes sense to pair him with a potential playmaker. Yes, Engram has his issues with drops, but it was only last year that he went for over 650 yards on the season. That's the type of player that can make Lawrence better.
1. Los Angeles Rams
Make no mistake: Tyler Higbee is still the Los Angeles Rams No. 1 tight end. However, the team lost No. 2 TE Johnny Mundt to a season-ending ACL tear in Week 6. Brycen Hopkins is slated to take Mundt's spot, but he's been a healthy scratch all season and hasn't impressed in his five career NFL games. Engram would be an immediate upgrade over Hopkins and any other tight end (not named Higbee) in the Rams organization. Engram has also been working on his blocking over the last year or so, meaning Higbee won't have to worry about losing too many targets. Plus playing for a winning team could be enough to get Engram to bounce back.
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