NY Giants: WR Kenny Golladay signing alone doesn’t cure all offensive woes
The NY Giants third year QB needs more than a receiver
While some of the blame for Jones’ struggles under center can be attributed to the lack of receiving threats available to him, this potential signing does nothing to fix his porous offensive line.
That’s not to say that acquiring Golladay wouldn’t be an impact move – it would. But it would only improve one position group.
The former pro-bowler owns two 1,000-yard seasons in ’18 and ‘19, but that doesn’t hide the fact that injuries kept him out of 11 games last year. As a result, the Giant’s potential big spending on his contract could very well end up like their deal with WR Golden Tate just two years prior.
Golladay hasn’t played a full season since his second 1,000-yard season in 2019 – and that remains the only full 16-game season he’s played in over the course of his short 4-year career. It’s a huge investment that the Giants might not see the returns they hoped for if his injury-problem persists in New York.
Still, I don’t mean for this to take away from the excitement of his potential signing. There’s something to be said for any team that goes into free agency and spends big to bring in a star player. It excites the fan base, potentially motivates the current roster, and brings an element of flare that the team might have been lacking before.
However, for the Giants, this move does not kill two birds with one stone. It addresses one problem-area on the field for a lot of money that might be better spread around an offensive that is bleeding on several fronts.
Regardless, Big Blue might have a star in their receiving corps and bonafide threat for their young quarterback to throw to in the coming days. And while it does not cure all their offensive ailments, they will have more opportunities to strengthen the line in the upcoming draft or perhaps free agency – albeit with less cap space to wheel and deal.