Ninety-nine times out of 100, this wouldn't even be a discussion. Trading for a disgruntled wide receiver who is going scorched earth after just being reinstated following a 13-month league drug suspension does not seem to be up the Giants' alley.

But desperate times call for desperate measures. The Giants are 1-6 and have been mostly moribund on offense in the two games they've played since injuries decimated their receiving corps. Slot wideout Sterling Shepard should be back after the bye week, but he can only be asked to do so much. It's also become painfully clear quarterback Eli Manning is not going to be able to drag the unit along on his back.

Which leads to Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant.

After missing the entire 2016 season due to a ban for repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Bryant is not happy with his current role in the Steelers' offense. He's resorted to torching everything and everyone to get his point across, and he told ESPN he wants out if his role doesn't change, which goes with recent reports he, or his representation, demanded a trade earlier in the year.