Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and while he seems to be content with that for now, it's fair to wonder if he could be a fit in New York.
"I wouldn't mind being in Detroit for a while," Golladay told USA Today's Doug Farrar. "Everything should work itself out. I'm enjoying myself."
Originally a third-round pick of the Lions in 2017, Golladay has been tremendous with Detroit. surpassing the 1,000-yard mark in two of his three pro seasons. In 2019, he caught 65 passes for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns, proving to be one of the league's best young wide receivers. He's also proven to be a big-play threat, as his 18.3 yards per reception ranked second in the NFL.
As NFL free agency approaches, the wide receiver market is highlighted by names like Amari Cooper and AJ Green, but could Detroit, a team that went 3-12-1 last season amid injuries to Matthew Stafford and others, look to possibly deal Golladay before he's due for a big pay day?
The Giants have a very solid trio atop their current wide receiver depth chart, led by Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton.
Shepard is under contract through 2023, and he figures to be a key piece to the Giants' offensive puzzle moving forward.
Tate is also under contract through 2022, but he has zero guaranteed dollars in his contract over the next three season. With a cap hit of close to $30 million over the next three seasons, there's certainly a chance the Giants could move on from the 31-year-old.
Slayton had a breakout rookie season for Big Blue in 2019, catching 48 passes for 740 yards and eight touchdowns, but the Giants would certainly like to make sure that Slayton's big first year wasn't just a flash in the pan.
Golladay doesn't seem too anxious to ink a new deal right now, but he's certainly a player to keep an eye on as free agency starts in March.