The New York Giants took look in the mirror and decided that it was time to make a change.
The team traded away former first round pick Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints. While many fans were hoping to be getting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in return, the team got two draft picks. Apple currently is on his rookie contract so he is relatively cheap for the Saints. Drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft, Apple really never became the corner that the Giants were actually hoping that he would get to.
Let's not forget that merely last year defensive captain Landon Collins called Apple a "cancer". There's a question that can be asked into when it comes to a move like this; 'what's next?' It's clear that the Giants need to hit the refresh button and they have some quality assets to unload. Could Janoris Jenkins be next? What about Olivier Vernon? There are moves to be made before the deadline next week. The key is realizing that it's the time to do it.
Pat Shurmur, on Apple trade: Listen, we're trying to win every game we play (but) we're also looking at the roster on short-term and long-term basis. Said 4th & 7th rd picks were "good value" for former 1st-round pick. #NYG— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) October 23, 2018