3 teams who should try and trade for NY Giants WR Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay, NY Giants. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Kenny Golladay’s time with Big Blue may be coming to an unceremonious ending. After signing a four-year, $72 million contract in March of 2021, Golladay battled through injuries and inconsistency during his first season in New York, and he has completely fallen out of favor with this new regime.

Golladay began to draw the ire of the NY Giants fans after his dropped touchdown in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots, and then a couple days later Golladay went viral for all the wrong reasons after he was caught not hustling in practice.

Golladay caught just two passes for 22 yards in the season-opener, and despite being announced as a starter last week, the embattled receiver was on the field for just two snaps. While he is undeniably uber-talented, the receiver has failed to haul in a touchdown in his Giants tenure. With Monday’s latest Golladay report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it seems as though Joe Schoen could look to move on in the near future.

With the Giants desperately in need of wide receiver help, it makes total sense to keep Golladay around this season and see if he can regain some of his Detroit form. However, with the Golladay trade rumors sizzling, it is time to evaluate which teams would make the best trade partners.

In order for this to happen, the G-Men would need to take on most of Golladay’s salary, but they could end up getting a late-round pick in return. There’s definitely some intriguing options. With that said, here are three teams the NY Giants could trade Golladay to.

3. Green Bay Packers

There should be no team more motivated to trade for a proven wide receiver than the Green Bay Packers. After trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason, the Packers receiving core consists of Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins, Allen Lazard, and two rookies: Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.

The start to the season has been rocky to say the least for Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers was very vocal in his frustrations with his receiving core in Week 1, especially after Watson dropped an easy touchdown. Watkins had a big game in Week 2, but he was just placed on the injured reserve, further depleting an already depleted receiving unit.

Rodgers is the Packers quarterback, which means this season is Super Bowl or bust. The Packers could certainly use a sure-fire No. 1 receiver, but that is not something they will find in the middle of the season. Golladay is a big-body wide receiver who excels in jump ball and contested catch situations, something Green Bay’s offense could desperately use. Nobody fits balls into tighter windows than Rodgers, which makes Golladay an ideal fit.