When the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV Sunday, several players might be playing their final game for their current team, and the NY Giants would be wise to have sights set on some of the game’s soon-to-be free agents.
The NY Giants enter a pivotal offseason, ahead of what will be a make-or-break year for quarterback Daniel Jones to prove capable of taking a monumental leap towards becoming a transcendent franchise quarterback, and with holes to plug on both sides of the football.
As the offseason begins, the Giants must upgrade at wide receiver, along the offensive line, add athleticism at linebacker and continue mining quality cornerback talent.
Several players who could be ideal fits for the Giants this offseason will take the field Sunday in Tampa Bay with the Lombardi Trophy at stake.
Here’s a look at five impending free agents that the Giants must target from the two Super Bowl teams:
No. 5: Sammy Watkins – WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Sammy Watkins at times gets lost in the shuffle of the Chiefs’ high octane offense around Mahomes; with wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce, and the emergence of Mecole Hardman. However, Watkins is still one of the Chiefs’ top receivers and a highly productive player.
This season, Watkins caught 37 passes for 421 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while averaging 11.4 yards per reception.
The Giants will look to aggressively bolster the talent level of a middling wide receiving corps this offseason, and while Watkins can’t be the centerpiece of the positional rebuild, he would add another reliable option for Jones.