Giants must avoid Kenny Golladay-type mistake with soon-to-be free agent WR

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

It’s not if, but only a matter of when for the NY Giants and their search for a new wide receiver 1 for the offense. Daniel Jones is ready to see the WR room be completely different next season, but there’s no question there needs to be a bonafide stud to make his way to East Rutherford. So, who will it be?

One new name to keep an eye on is without a doubt Keenan Allen. According to The Athletic’s Daniel Popper, Allen and tight end Gerald Everett are considered the most likely Chargers players to be cap casualties.

If Allen does hit free agency, he’s going to have plenty of suitors looking to land his signature. From our chair, though, we think general manager Joe Schoen should take a pass in this case.

NY Giants should stay away from Keenan Allen if he hits free agency

Don’t get us wrong, Allen is a stud wideout and he would instantly be a big-time upgrade for the NY receivers room. However, he’s coming off a season in which he was only able to play in 10 games due to injury. Despite posting at least 1,000 yards in four of the last six seasons, Allen is also turning 31 years old this spring.

His best football is definitely behind him and you’ve also got to keep in mind that he’s not a young pup anymore. If Allen was willing to sign with a new team on an affordable 1-2 year deal, then this would be something the Giants would consider getting done.

However, we have a feeling Allen is still going to want top dollar if the Chargers do release him. With the way the Giants roster is built right now, Schoen is definitely looking to add young, promising talent to partner up with Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and others.

Allen feels like he’d just be too expensive and despite him being a big name, we saw the results the G-Men got with their Kenny Golladay risk. We don’t want to see anything like that happen ever again. Schoen should direct his focus elsewhere in free agency.