2. WR Sterling Shepard
Since being drafted in 2016, wide receiver Sterling Shepard is now the longest-tenured player on the Giants roster. Both on the field and off, he has become one of the faces of this team. While also being a leader in the locker room, he has been a key contributor on the field when healthy.
While Shepard has been a playmaker throughout his career, injuries have also played a key role. Over the past two seasons, he has taken the field in just 10 total games. He has lost both seasons to injuries, including a torn Achilles and a torn ACL.
The wide receiver position will be a clear emphasis for the Giants this offseason. Kenny Golladay is expected to have played his final down with the team, and both Darius Slayton and Shepard are free agents. Bringing back at least one of these two could be an option.
With Shephard’s injury history, the Giants could look to move on. Over his career, he has played in 75 total games, but has been healthy for a full season just twice. He has recorded 362 receptions, 4,038 receiving yards, and 22 touchdowns with the team while becoming a fan favorite. If he is willing to return on a cheaper deal, the two sides could reach an agreement, but everything is up in the air right now.