Whether it be through the NFL Draft or free agency, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen must work around the clock to try and bring in some offensive weapons for Brian Daboll. Some stud receivers are needed, as we saw just how unreliable the group was for quarterback Daniel Jones in 2022.
While the G-Men could use their first-round pick on a speedy wideout, Schoen is of course looking at veteran playmakers as well. One name a lot of fans have had an eye on in particular is Jakobi Meyers, who has been solid for the Patriots.
However, could Meyers end up costing too much money? Per insider Mike Reiss, Meyers might be looking for $15-20 million a year this offseason. Really?
Star wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is looking for a huge payday in free agency
With all due respect to Meyers, there’s no way he’s worth $20 million per season. While he’s got great speed and fantastic hands, he’s nowhere close to being considered an elite wideout in today’s game. This past season for the Patriots, the 6-2, 200-pounder posted 67 receptions for 804 yards and six touchdowns.
The year before, Meyers posted career-highs with 83 receptions for 866 yards. Yes, those are strong numbers, but not good enough to warrant such a high annual salary. For the Giants, there’s other needs on both sides of the ball that they need to invest in. The interior offensive line and quality linebackers are high on the list of importance.
As is receiver, of course. However, breaking the bank for someone like Meyers wouldn’t be a smart move by Schoen. He’s going to look to spend that kind of money elsewhere, preferably for more than one stud. If Meyers was a bit more affordable, then sure, go out and get him.
However, if he inded wants between $15-20 million, then we’re perfectly fine with someone else giving him that dough. Schoen shouldn’t even think twice about it.