Trade for Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins
The Giants have already traded Harrison and Apple so they’re clearly looking past this season. Harrison was a huge free-agent acquisition for the team just two seasons ago and Apple was the team’s first-round pick that same year. So it’s not like they’d be above trading Janoris Jenkins.
While the Chargers’ biggest hole may be at the free safety spot, it’s an enticing thought to add another top-tier cornerback to a group that includes Casey Hayward.
Jenkins has the ability to be a shut-down corner. With 18 career interceptions, he is a guy that quarterbacks aren’t going to want to try often and if he were in Los Angeles, opponents would have to pick their poison between he and Hayward.
It would be similar to what the Los Angeles Rams were going for with Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.
If the Chargers are going to get over the hump that is the Kansas City Chiefs, they will have to do something to slow down their dynamic passing attack. Patrick Mahomes carved the defense up in Week 1 and will no doubt be ready to do the same when the Chargers go to Arrowhead Stadium in December.
If the Giants were willing to move Harrison, it’s likely that no one is off limits. However, Jenkins still has two years left on his contract in which he’s due $10.1 million in each. That will scare a lot of teams off and the Chargers would have to do some serious manuevering to make a deal happen.