Hey, remember Leonard Williams, the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft? The Giants today traded for him, sending the Jets a third-round pick in 2020 and a fifth-rounder in 2021 that becomes a fourth-rounder if Williams signs a long-term deal with the G-Men. Which is the only way this trade makes sense, and even then it really doesn't. Interior defensive line already is the strength of the Giants. They've got Dalvin Tomlinson and spent a first-round pick last year on Dexter Lawrence, and B.J. Hill is a pretty good player too. And the Giants are 2-6, so they aren't trading for Williams to help them this year. Man, does Dave Gettleman love his interior defensive linemen.
This is the second trade today where a losing team traded draft capital to add to their team for 2019. The Cardinals dealt a conditional pick to Miami for running back Kenyan Drake, but at least Drake is under contract for more than just the next two months. EDIT: This is wrong, my apologies. Drake is also a pending free agent in 2020.
File under Trivia: This is the first time the Giants and Jets have ever traded with each other.