2. A potential WR1 for this new-look offense
For much of his NFL career, Higgins has had the luxury of playing alongside other elite wide receivers. Most notably, this has come in one of the league’s best in Ja’Marr Chase. In turn, many have questioned if he can be a true WR1 if he does end up making his way to a new team this offseason.
However, on several occasions, it has been Higgins that has been the driving force in the Bengals offense. During his rookie season, without sharing a ball with Chase, he still found success. Ultimately, he finished his rookie season recording 67 receptions for 908 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
If Higgins could produce numbers similar to his rookie season, the Giants offense would immediately be receiving an upgrade. This past season, just one Giants pass-catcher surpassed 700 receiving yards. Higgins has never recorded less than 900 and is also coming off of two straight 1,000-plus yard campaigns.
The Giants could potentially lose much of their receiving core in the offseason with both Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton headed for the open market. A unit featuring Higgins, Isaiah Hodgins, and Wan’Dale Robinson could give this offense a solid core. Some more additions could be coming in the draft too. Don’t forget about Collin Johnson either, as he’s recovering from his torn ACL.