2. WR/PR Richie James
While Richie James may have had the best season of his career in 2022, that does not mean it was necessarily great and considering all the upgrades that could be made at the wide receiver position this offseason, it may be best to let him go.
James caught 57 passes for 569 yards and four touchdowns, which is a rather solid fall and winter on paper, but when you consider some of the crucial drops he posted, alongside his total meltdown as a punt returner against the Seahawks, he definitely wasn’t that good.
The Giants are likely to have a receiving core that features Wan’Dale Robinson, Isaiah Hodgins, a re-signed Darius Slayton, possibly Sterling Shepard too, and some new faces via the NFL draft and free agency.
With all of these very skilled players being in the rotation, alongside new players that could come in, there really won’t be much room for James. With this being the case, and James having a bit of a breakout year last season, he will likely want a similar role, something he might not get again in New York. It’ll be best for the two sides for James to play elsewhere in 2023.