NY Giants getting ‘damn good football player’ in Kenny Golladay, ex-teammate says

New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (Image via The Record)
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (Image via The Record) /

New NY Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay drew rave reviews from one of his former Detroit Lions teammates

Few people know NFL players better than their own teammates. The same holds true for NY Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay.

The NY Giants’ most expensive addition this offseason was signing Kenny Golladay away from the Lions. The Giants gave a 4-year, $72 million deal to Golladay who should instantly be the Giants’ most gifted receiver. The expectation is he will be the Giants’ top dog and number one wideout for Daniel Jones this season and hopefully many more years to come after.

Detroit Lions FB was a guest of FanSided’s The Matt Lombardo Show podcast, and Cabinda offered some insight on who the Giants are getting in Golladay. Cabinda said Golladay is a terrific player and a great teammate. “Kenny’s a damn good football player,” Cabinda says.

“It sucks he got hurt last year and couldn’t go out there and perform,” Cabinda added. “Coming out of training camp last summer, he was looking scary. To that team, and to have that NO. 1 guy, that true deep-threat, but who can also be a possession receiver and run the whole route tree, he’s that guy. He’s going to go up and get the 50/50 balls. He’s a hell of a playmaker. He’s going to make a big impact there.”

The NY Giants can only hope Golladay can carry over these traits into their offense and give them a much-needed boost. The Giants struggled with their passing game along with finishing drives with six points in the red zone. Golladay and his 6’4 frame should be able to help fix that in 2021 and help close out more drives with touchdowns in the air.

Cabinda spoke glowingly of his former teammate, something that doesn’t always occur in the NFL.

Players don’t really need to go out of their way to speak about players they no longer play with, so it always speaks volumes when they do. Golladay should come into New York and become a top target for Jones as the two further develop chemistry and hopefully turn into a deadly duo.

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