NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones played a key role in recruiting free agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay, and couldn’t hide his excitement over the addition of his newest offensive weapon.
“I’m very excited to have Kenny,” Jones said, via the NY Giants. “He’s been a big time playmaker in this league. When we spoke, he was interested in the culture we have in the building and the mindset of the team.
“I think he had heard it from coaches, but wanted to hear how we saw it as players and how much we believed in it. I think finding the right fit in that sense was important to him. I can’t wait to get out on the field and get to work with him.”
Golladay and the NY Giants agreed to terms on a four-year contract, which sources say includes up to $40 million in guarantees, so the former Detroit Lion had plenty of motivation to sign with the NY Giants.
Adding Golladay gives Jones his first truly game-altering caliber No. 1 wide receiver, in an arsenal that also includes newly-signed speedster John Ross, Sterling Shepard and three-year vet Darius Slayton.
Golladay’s free agent visit prior to signing stretched into parts of three days, but it sounds as though hearing from the coaching staff, as well as his new teammates, played a key role in his decision to ultimately sign on the bottom line.
“Just hearing the vision that Coach Joe Judge had and Coach Jason Garrett had as far as the offense,” Golladay said Saturday. “That had me right there. And just walking around the building, everybody greeting me and with them pretty much telling me that they wanted me here and I’m expressing the same thing. It was kind of like a no-brainer and I’m glad it worked out.”