The NFL free agency frenzy commenced on Monday and things were absolutely bonkers. The day started off relatively quiet for the NY Giants, but then turned quite busy by the late afternoon.
Things were highlighted by Joe Schoen’s front office agreeing to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches to a three-year, $12 million contract to serve as defensive line depth. Oh, and linebacker Bobby Okereke’s four-year, $40 million deal is still being celebrated.
Now, though, Schoen and Co. still need to bring in some wide receiver help for quarterback Daniel Jones. Fortunately, no big names found new homes on the first day of free agency. These four speedsters in particular are guys the G-Men should try and go after:
4. WR Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen is no longer in the prime of his career, but he is still an extremely valuable NFL player. In nine seasons with Minnesota, Thielen caught 534 passes for 6,682 and 55 touchdowns. Those numbers certainly stand out.
In 2022, Thielen caught 70 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns. The 2022 campaign was one of the worst seasons in the lengthy career of the veteran, but he had just eight fewer yards than Darius Slayton, the Giants leading receiver. Thielen’s teammate in Minnesota, Justin Jefferson, had a historic season in 2022, producing the most catches and receiving yards in the NFL, which contributed to Thielen’s lack of production.
No available free agent wide receiver profiles as a WR1. The Giants are likely to draft a wide receiver in the first round of April’s draft to serve as their WR1 for the future. Thielen would be an awesome leadership addition to the young Giants wide receivers room and could become a mentor for the Giants first-round pick.