According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the New York Giants are expected to sign WR Kenny Golladay to a four-year contract worth $72 million, including $30 million in guaranteed funds. Rapoport added that the deal with incentives is worth up to $76 million.
In a subsequent press conference, the Giants welcomed Golladay onto their team and asked him what he liked about the franchise.
According to him, it was due to the pieces on offense. They reached out to him and liked the vision the coach had for the offense and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s, and that’s what made him want to be a part of this team.
During the recruitment process, Golladay said that third-year quarterback Daniel Jones contacted him. Throughout their conversation, he noticed that Jones seemed to be the right QB to team up with him in his drive for success.
According to Gregg Rosenthal’s list of the Top 101 free agents, Golladay is the sixth-highest ranked wide receiver. The Giants and Chicago Bears stood out as the teams with the best shot to land him during a week of recruiting.
The Bears hosted Golladay on Wednesday, and they were willing to expand their spending profile for future years so that they could pair him with Allen Robinson, who was franchise-tagged during the offseason.
It turned out that after the first meeting with NYG coaches earlier this week, Golladay felt comfortable with the team and stayed in town, ultimately making it easier for the two sides to negotiate and close a deal in the previous 24 hours.
The Lions opted not to tender Golladay on tag deadline day because they believed that he wasn’t a strong candidate for a franchise tag of his own.
Many teams were cap-strapped last year, so Golladay was able to test the waters of the free-agency. Like many of his contemporaries, Golladay did not want to accept an annual contract and hit the open market again. Jones and Judge, who will be entering his second season at the helm, have earned his trust in this campaign.
Golladay emerged as a slot cornerback in four years that rival defensive backs were loathing to line up against. He was a Pro Bowler in 2019 but only played in five games in 2020 because of an injury. In the 2018-19 season, he had 338 yards and 2 TDs, falling well short of his career averages of over 1,000 yards and 16 TDs receptions.
Four years have passed since the Giants won the playoffs, but by bringing in a high-profile talent like Golladay, the team intends to snag the NFC East championship. It came close to winning the league last season under tough conditions. The Giants’ playoff prospects may not be decided in Week 17 if their impressive group gels as they hoped. With Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay, the New York Giants believe they can thrash all their opponents on the division.
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