NY Giants and Joe Schoen should stay away from this recently-released WR
The search is going to be far and wide for the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen when it comes to stud wide receivers for the offense. Just like the linebackers room, the G-Men need to shake things up with their wideouts, as it’s time for Daniel Jones to have a full set of reliable WRs to work with – if he comes back in 2023 of course.
Recently, it was announced that the Tennessee Titans had released veteran speedster Robert Woods. In his prime, Woods was a beast of a playmaker and he made life easier for his quarterback.
However, Woods has no question lost a step and we don’t want to see Schoen go after him. Bring back Sterling Shepard instead, Mr. Schoen.
NY Giants should stay away from free agent WR Robert Woods
While no one can deny Woods is an electric player, he just hasn’t looked the same since he suffered his torn ACL with the Rams in November of 2021. Last season, Woods appeared in 17 games, starting 15, and he posted 53 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. With him expected to want more than $10 million per season with his next deal, that feels like too much.
Woods, 30, hasn’t posted a 1,000-yard season since 2019. That campaign, he finished with 1,134 yards. The year before in 2018, he recorded a career-high 1,219 yards, plus six touchdowns. The 6-0, 195-pounder was without question one of the best WRs in the game during those two years, but things have gone downhill for him.
The Giants are in a position where they can’t afford a gamble like Woods. We all saw how much injuries to the wideouts haunted this team in 2022, with Wan’Dale Robinson, Sterling Shepard and others going down throughout the year.
This was a major issue for Jones. Luckily, Isaiah Hodgins made his way to town in early November and he emerged as a great talent for the Big Blue offense. Hodgins has already signed a new deal to come back in 2023 as well. Whether it be in the NFL Draft or elsewhere in free agency, there are smarter options for Schoen. We wish Woods well, just not in East Rutherford.