The New York Giants are in scorching pursuit of free agent extensive receiver Kenny Golladay. Most Giants followers suppose that is the participant they need to be spending their free agent cash on.
Golladay is a 6-foot-4, 214-pound wideout who — when wholesome — could be a game-changing presence.
The operative phrase there may be ‘wholesome.’ Golladay missed 11 video games final yr with hamstring and hip points and is now looking for a considerable contract. Former Big nice Tiki Barber is advising towards his outdated group taking a danger on Golladay.
“It’s silly, however someone goes to present [a big contract] to him,” Barber stated, by way of NJ Advance Media. “He performed 5 video games final yr and had one nice season.
“To me, there’s not even a query of what the Giants ought to do with their first-round decide this yr. Get a type of [receivers] and develop him together with the remainder of this younger offense.”
Barber is correct. Golladay has solely performed 16 video games as soon as in his 4 yr profession with Detroit. It was 2019 when he was named to the Professional Bowl after main the NFL in receiving touchdowns (11) and averaged 18.3 yards per catch. That’s the Golladay the Giants hope they’re getting.
However there’s extra to signing Golladay than meets the attention. The Giants’ third-year quarterback, Daniel Jones, wants a large receiver who can each leverage his measurement and make the contested catches. Golladay can try this.
Highest PFF receiving grades on contested targets since 2017:
🥇 Kenny Golladay – 96.8
🥈 Allen Robinson – 95.1
🥉 DeAndre Hopkins – 94.6 pic.twitter.com/7BaROgsgBO
— PFF (@PFF) March 11, 2021
Jones throws into tight home windows and wishes his receivers to stay and struggle for the soccer. Nobody does that higher than Golladay.
Most receiving yards on contested catches final season
1. Kenny Golladay – 429
2. DeVante Parker – 400
3. Mike Williams – 384
4. Julio Jones – 380 pic.twitter.com/qIHwSNozHI
— PFF Fantasy Soccer (@PFF_Fantasy) June 17, 2020
Golloday’s 16.77 yard per reception can be the very best within the NFL since 2017 (min.150 catches). It would all come down as to whether the Giants imagine he’s wholesome and may keep wholesome and, after all, how a lot it’s going to value them.