The New York Giants are acquiring tight end Darren Waller in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Giants will send a third-round draft pick (No. 100 overall) to the Raiders for Waller, a 2020 Pro Bowler who will provide quarterback Daniel Jones with an established veteran target in the passing game.
The draft pick headed to Las Vegas was originally acquired by the Giants from the Chiefs this past October in the trade that sent receiver Kadarius Toney to Kansas City.
Waller had back-to-back seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards in 2019 and 2020 but has been plagued by multiple injuries over the past two seasons, appearing in just 20 total games over that span. Waller still ranks third among NFL tight ends in catches (280) and receiving yards (3,394) since 2019, behind Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews.
The Giants will have Waller, 30, under contract for the next four seasons thanks to the three-year, $51 million extension he signed with the Raiders in September. New York is expected to utilize a lot of two-tight-end formations featuring Waller and Daniel Bellinger, a fourth-round pick last year, at the position.