After being limited to two catches in Week 1, Giants wideout Kenny Golladay only saw two snaps during Sunday’s win over the Panthers. Naturally, the veteran revealed today that he’s not satisfied with his limited role.
“Of course I don’t really agree with it. Or like it,” Golladay told reporters (via ESPN’s Jordan Raanan). “But I can only control what I can control, which is to come to work every day.”
Things haven’t gone as planned for Golladay during his time in New York. He inked a four-year, $72MM deal last offseason, but he finished the campaign with 521 receiving yards and zero touchdowns. With a new regime in place, Golladay found himself on the outside looking in throughout this year’s training camp and preseason. As Raanan notes, the writing was on the wall when Golladay was one of the few veterans to play in the team’s preseason finale.
While the 28-year-old appears to be buried on the depth chart, coach Brian Daboll and several Giants teammates told Raanan that Golladay has handled the situation “like a pro.” However, the receiver did hint that he may look to get out of New York if his situation doesn’t improve.
“We’re going to see how it goes. Yeah, we’re going to see how it goes,” Golladay said. “I came here to play. I’m pretty sure they’re also paying me to play. I guess they want to see more or get whatever situated on their end. I just keep doing what I got to do as far as coming in each day.”
Of course, moving Golladay is easier said than done. He’s still owed more than $11MM this year, and the Giants are on the hook for $4.5MM in 2023. It wasn’t too long ago that Golladay led all NFL receivers in touchdowns, and Daboll has continually stated that the WR depth chart is fluid. If the veteran doesn’t start acting out, he could end up seeing a role sooner than later.
7 comments on “Latest On Giants WR Kenny Golladay”
Listen send the bears Golladay and a 2nd or 3rd rounder and we will eat his contract, he went to Rita anyhow, may as well send him home
You mean trade Golladay to the bears (who easily have the worst WR corps) for a conditional 6th (which could jump as high as a 4th) .. Galloday becomes a pro bowler giants get a 4th Rd pick , Gallo sucks and then bears cut him , they only lose a 6th
Ah, the perils of giving big money to guys coming off a season-ending injury.
Golladay only did this to himself. He thought the grass was greener on the other side when he left Detroit. It doesn’t help his case when he always gets hurt. The Giants overpaid for him. It was smart of the Lions to let him walk.
Kenny Galloday for Robert Quinn
Straight swap forget all the dead money and everything just switch teams and keep the contracts intact.
Bears get the WR they desperately need.
Fields now has someone half decent out there to throw too and he could help Mooney and St Brown.
Giants take back get back a DE in Quinn who helps with so many injuries and questionable players.
Beats take a hit as Quinn was there starting DE but WR is that much of a problem area it’s probably worth doing it. Giants give up a huge deal of a player they don’t use for someone they will use but is also on a terrible team.
Small win for each side
Thank God the Lions got outta this Scott free! Everyone was clamoring for the Lions to resign him when he left and I prayed to God they didn’t! The only thing he can do as a WR is win the contested jump ball. He has very little speed anymore, he runs terrible routes. He just had 1 great year winning jump balls from Stafford, that’s it!
If your considered to be one of “Gettleman’s guys” your probably on borrowed time with the Giants. This is actually a pretty common scenario anytime a new GM/HC regime takes over control.