After a disappointing tenure with the team, the New York Giants will be cutting ties with veteran wide receiver Kenny Golladay at the start of the 2023-24 NFL year on March 15.

Golladay spent his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions after being drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Northern Illinois. Golladay led the league with 11 touchdown catches in 2019, alongside 65 catches and 1,190 yards, en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

In 2021 NFL Free Agency, the Giants swung big and landed Golladay on a four-year, $72 million contract. With no Odell Beckham Jr. or Victor Cruz on the roster to speak of, New York wanted to go big and give Daniel Jones a weapon starting in the 2021-22 NFL season.

Golladay’s first season in New York was underwhelming to say the least: 37 catches for 521 yards over 14 games, and infamously, not a single touchdown catch.

Last season, Golladay quickly fell down the depth chart due to a lack of productivity: namely, some untimely drops. While Golladay was listed as active for 12 games in 2022-23, the wideout only started four of them.

Ultimately, Golladay caught six passes for 81 yards and, ironically, a touchdown in what would be his final game with the Giants.

New York frees up significant cap space for a player that was essentially just hogging a roster spot.

Between Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Richie James, and Wan’Dale Robinson, the Giants have some depth at wide receiver. I wouldn’t be surprised to see New York add a late-round pass-catcher or mid-level free-agent, but I would be shocked if the Giants went for another huge splash at the position this offseason.

Some names that have come up in rumors include Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and young, budding Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Each pass-catcher would be a welcome improvement but again: I think the Giants will be cautious at investing too much in to the position after Golladay’s gaffes.

Where will Kenny Golladay land next? Will the Giants sign any wide receivers in NFL free agency? To share your prediction or join the discussion, be sure to connect with Sak Sports Blog on Twitter or on Facebook!




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