The drama surrounding NY Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay and the New York Giants just keeps on going and going. Matter of fact, NFL insider Ian Rapoport has Twitter buzzing thanks to his update on the disgrunted receiver.
Last week while speaking to the media, Golladay made it wasn’t clear with his playing time and he also didn’t rule out requesting a trade. Per Rapoport’s source, the Giants could look to part ways with Golladay if things don’t improve in the near future. That could even come as soon as after the Week 3 Monday Night Football game with the Cowboys.
Plain and simple, things have not gone according to plan for the Giants with Golladay, who they signed last offseason to a four-year, $72 million deal. Trading Golladay won’t be easy, but could some teams show interest in acquiring him if the price is right?
How could the NY Giants pull off a Kenny Golladay trade?
The Giants trading Golladay indeed won’t be easy thanks to his monster contract – he has a base salary this campaign of $13 million and $13.25 million for 2023. As Rapoport stated in his piece, the Giants would have to eat a large chunk of Golladay’s 2022 salary if they want to get him off the team. No one is going to trade for him and then pay him the massive amount of money he’s owed.
This is similar to the Jimmy Garoppolo situation with the 49ers. Yes, teams would have loved to land him, but they weren’t going to pay so much dough for Jimmy G. The same can be said for Golladay. A team would welcome him with open arms if they were able to play him on a discount, with the G-Men covering the majority of the expenses.
"“As of now, the situation is tenable,” Rapoport wrote on the situation. “If Golladay becomes disgruntled or his relationship with New York becomes more of a problem, the Giants may take action. A release would be a last resort. A trade, however, is possible.”"
Rapoport added that Golladay, per his sources, has been doing everything right and he’s showing up for work each day ready to grind. However, the situation between the two sides isn’t pretty and Golladay wants to be out on the field turning heads. The fact that he only played two snaps against Carolina shows how little faith Brian Daboll and Co. have in him right now.