Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has certainly been playing his part for the Lions in 2020, but he is an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, and it seems Dave Gettleman could be exploring a similar deal as he did last year, with Golladay.
Last year, before the trade deadline, Dave Gettleman decided to pull the trigger on Leonard Williams, a former 6th overall pick, from the Jets. Williams had been underwhelming, and it seemed the Jets were shopping him.
What was really mind-boggling was how Gettleman managed to give up a third rounder for that year, and a fourth for the next year. Seemed a bit much for an underwhelming lineman who was reportedly being shopped. Williams was also headed for free agency that offseason.
Well, this year it seems Gettleman is looking in the same direction, with what could end up being a MUCH more effective move.
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Big Blue has contacted the Detroit Lions about WR Kenny Golladay, “I had heard something about this last week, there was at least some conversation about the Giants talking to the Lions about wide receiver Kenny Golladay. My understanding is that it did happen in some shape or form.”
Personally, I believe this move would be foolish as of now, but that’s not what this is about. Now what if Kenny Golladay was traded to New York? If Golladay was traded to New York, the offense would instantly be lots more deadly. The pairing of Golladay and star RB Saquon Barkley would be lethal.
Not to mention, Golladay would give QB Daniel Jones that top tier WR he was missing in his first year. Golladay’s freak athletic ability would make Jason Garrett’s playbook much more attractive with lots of vertical looks from Golladay. The superstar wideout could easily be an important factor in speeding up and getting the most out of Daniel Jones’ development.
With another offensive lineman, and Golladay, this offense could be absolutely fantastic. Let’s take a brief dive into Golladay’s stats. Last year, in his first pro bowl appearance, Golladay led all wideouts with 11 receiving touchdowns. His best statistical year as of yet, was last year, where he also racked up 1,190 receiving yards. Adding to his productivity, he throws in a 6’4″ height at 214 pounds. This creates a tall, speedy, dynamic receiver for Jones and Garrett to utilize in their passing attacks. If you’re wondering what the Giants could give up, I could see WR Golden Tate attached to the package to fill the void that shipping off Golladay would construct for Detroit. That would also likely be paired with a solid draft pick. In terms of a new contract, Spotrac has Golladay’s market value set at $18.9M per season, a relatively hefty price.
Overall, this move seems unlikely at the moment, but here’s just how the addition could affect the Giants, and what the details of the deal could possibly be.
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