Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Hakeem Nicks has been a thorn in the side the of the Giants organization for the better part of two years. From injuries, to lack of effort, to not wanting to be on the team, multiple reports of incidents had created the writing on the wall that Nicks’ time in New York would be up come free-agency.
Well, that may not be the case anymore. Reports are coming out that Nicks is now willing to stay in New York for one more year in order to prove that the last two years were a fluke.
"Nicks is receptive to returning to the Giants. If he does not re-sign with New York, he is hopeful of finding a team with a proven quarterback.He is willing to weigh a one-year contract to prove his past two seasons were aberrations, league sources said."
Nicks is most likely learning that he not drawing the attention (and pay) that he was looking for this offseason could be beneficial, in the hopes of cashing in next year instead of taking a mediocre deal that he thinks is not worthy of his talent.
The Giants would be wise to accept a low deal for Nicks if he believes that he can rebound from two bad years. Signing a potential #1 receiver for cheap should always be encouraged, no matter the time length of the contract.
I mean, it couldn’t hurt.