NY Giants get ripped for 1 of the worst free agent moves of the past 10 years

It's no surprise the Giants received an 'F' grade for this one
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Unfortunately, some of the absurd decisions made by former NY Giants general manager Dave Gettleman continue to haunt us. It goes without saying, but one of the worst calls he ever made was signing Kenny Golladay to a massive four-year contract.

Back in 2021, the Giants gave Golladay $72 million, hoping he could be a stud WR1 for Daniel Jones. The opposite turned out to be the case and Golladay is not only no longer with the G-Men, but he's completely out of the NFL too. Bleacher Report released a new piece looking at the biggest free agency moves of the past 10 years and it's no shock NY got an 'F' grade for the Golladay signing.

The NY Giants will always be haunted by the Kenny Golladay contract

"His first season with the Giants was a bust, hauling in just 37 passes for 521 yards while being kept out of the end zone in 14 games. The following year was even worse with just six grabs and 81 yards after getting benched with just four starts in 12 contests.
Golladay's tenure in New York came to a comedic ending when he scored his lone touchdown with the club during his final game."

Matt Holder

What makes this even worse, is that at the time, Golladay's pay was on par with Tyreek Hill and former Giant Odell Beckham Jr. After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Detroit Lions, Golladay was a wanted man in free agency, but nothing ever went right for him in East Rutherford.

In Year 1, he appeared in 14 games, posting 37 receptions for 521 yards and no touchdowns. Then in 2022, when the Giants stunned everyone by making the playoffs, Golladay played in 12 games (four starts), recording six receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown - absolutely brutal. He spent most of that fall and winter on the bench.

As Holder noted, his lone TD with the Giants in two seasons came in a meaningless Week 18 contest against Philly to close out the '22 campaign. To Golladay's credit, it was an unreal grab, but it just came way too late in his NY career. This will go down as arguably the worst move in free agency in Giants history.