The Giants clearly need star power at the wide receiver position to continue to build around Daniel Jones, and the position will very likely be a main area of focus in the coming offseason.
Boomer has an idea that Joe Schoen could explore, and that’s a trade for standout Bengals receiver Tee Higgins.
“Tee Higgins was a second-round draft choice, and he is in the third year of a four-year contract,” Boomer explained. “There is no way Tee Higgins is coming back in his last year playing for what is on his contract right now.
“The Bengals either have to say they’ll give him something similar to what Christian Kirk got from the Jaguars, which was four years, $72 million. But he’s gonna want more than that and he’s gonna want out of there, because he knowns he has no room for that salary because Ja’Marr Chase is there and Joe Burrow is there. those are the guys that they’re gonna end up having to pay.”
Higgins, 23, logged his second straight 1,000-yard season, hauling in a career-high seven touchdowns and tying his career best with 74 receptions.
Cincinnati will have other key contributors to take care of, and Boomer says the team might not have room for Higgins, and the Giants should be ready to swoop in and make a deal.
“There is an opportunity for somebody to go and trade for a guy like Tee Higgins,” Boomer said. “When you start scouring, the free agency lot for wide receivers this year is not all that impressive in terms of quality, high-end, No. 1 wide receivers.
“That’s where teams like the Giants have to be really smart in evaluating these players and where they’re at in their career. Tee is a young kid…he’s fast, he can take the top off the defense, and he’s a really good dude. I think he would match what the Giants need.”