The Green Bay Packers added three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft. Christian Watson out of NDSU in the second round, Romeo Doubs out of Nevada in the fourth round, and Samouri Toure out of Nebraska in the seventh round. There seems to be pretty high expectations for Watson and Doubs even going into year one. Many fans just hope to see Toure make an impact on special teams. However even with all those assets added, acquiring one more veteran wide receiver could be the missing piece for a Super Bowl run.
WR Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay turned into a star in Detroit. In 2018 and 2019 he recorded over 2100 yards and 16 touchdowns. Golladay’s 2020 season was hampered by injuries as he only started in 5 games. After the 2020 season Golladay signed a massive 4 year 72 million dollar deal with the New York Giants. They banked on his past success and what he still had left in the tank.
The 2021 season left a lot to be desired for Kenny. He started in 14 games, but only hauled in 37 receptions for a little over 500 yards and no touchdowns. Understandably so, both sides expected more in year one. The New York Giants are in a serious cap situation for 2022. A quick way to get some space? See below:
Trading Kenny Golladay would save the #Giants over $7.5M this season.
He's under contract for three more years under $15M in base salary. New front office.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 25, 2022
Green Bay Receives:
- WR Kenny Golladay
New York Receives:
- QB Jordan Love
- 2023 Fifth Round Pick
Daniel Jones has looked like anything but a surefire franchise quarterback during his first three seasons in the NFL. The New York Giants will not pick up the QB’s 5th year option. The Giants have left the writing on the wall that they will be (or already are) in the market for a QB of the future. Taking a chance on Jordan Love while saving money on the cap would be smart for them.
Green Bay would definitely need to do some contract restructuring to make this work but nothing outlandish. 15 million base salary for a potential number one wide receiver is on the low end of the wide receiver market as of late. This is a win win for both sides.
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