But this should have be done a while ago. I don't think it's fair to the players to take pay cuts and what not because the FO couldn't properly manage the team and the cap situation.
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When you franchise a player don't you have to pay them top 5 money? Is the production we are getting from Nicks worth top 5 money? I like Nicks, but I don't think he is worth that, especially when there are so many other holes to fill.
I am not suggesting that Nicks be traded, but there is some legitimate reasons to consider it. If you don't have a running game and an O-line that can give Eli much more time in the pocket, the passing game isn't going to work regardless of who you have at receiver. You could spend 8-9M a year on a receiver that isn't going to do much, or you can spend that money on 2 solid O-lineman and dramatically improve both the run game and the passing game.
Personally, I will be surprised if the Giants sign Nicks next year, I think he is going to want more than they can afford to give him. But, I don't think they will be offered more than a third round pick for him this year, so I don't see the benefit in trading him. However if they were offered a second, I would take that trade immediately.
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So teams should still offer that 1st round pick like some suggested???
I'm just waiting for a team desperate enough to give us a first rounder for him.
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Hicks has 8 games left on his contract (assuming he goes to someone who has already had a bye week). Who do you thing is going to give up much of anything to get a guy for 8 games? Not going to happen, he's ours for the rest of the year.