Kenny Golladay says Daniel Jones recruited him to NY Giants
Free agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay had several teams interested in signing him prior to agreeing to a long-term deal with the NY Giants Saturday, but it was the response of his new teammates that helped push him across the finish line in East Rutherford.
Specifically, a conversation with NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones helped seal the deal.
“[Daniel] reached out and just said how good of a player that he thought I was,” Golladay said Saturday evening. “I pretty much said the same thing about him. “He also just said ‘we’re trying to do something great here,’ and that’s what I’m all about.”
Following his conversation with Jones, and other NY Giants players, Golladay says he was “all-in.”
Golladay emerges as Jones’ most dynamic weapon, and the first true No. 1 wide receiver that the quarterback will have in his arsenal, as he ents his third NFL season.
After being limited to just five games in 2020 due to hamstring and hip injuries, Golladay will certainly be aiming to return to his prior form. In 2019, his most recent full-healthy season, Golladay caught 65 passes for a career-high 1,190 yards and career-high 11 touchdowns.
“They’re getting a competitor,” Golladay said. “They’re getting a guy who is going to come in and work, push other guys, and have fun with it. I want to have fun while I’m doing this, that’s what I’m doing for. Just a playmaker.”
The NY Giants and Golladay agreed on a four-year deal worth up to $40 million guaranteed, sources tell GMenHQ, following a visit that stretched into the part of a third day in the Garden State.
“Hearing the vision that coach Joe Judge has and that Jason Garrett has as far as the offense,” Galloway said. “That had me right there. When we were in the building, everyone was greeting me, telling me they wanted me here, and by then it was kind of a no-brainer. I’m glad it worked out.”
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.