Kenny Golladay’s new contract puts him in a three-way tie for sixth among all receivers

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Yes, the receiver market is down.

In most years, the path to setting a new bar at a given position comes from unrestricted free agency. This year, Giants receiver Kenny Golladay got the best free-agent contract at his position. It reportedly averages $18 million per year.

That average puts Golladay not at the top of the market for his position, but in a tie for sixth place.

Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins still leads the way, with $27.25 million per year. Next comes Falcons receiver Julio Jones, at $22 million annually.

In third place is Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, at $20.025 million per year. In fourth place is Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper, at $20 million annually.

Saints receiver Michael Thomas is in fifth, at $19.25 million. In sixth place ranks Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, Browns receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and Golladay.

Yes, the Giants have given Golladay a contract with the same average value as Beckham’s, at $18 million per year. Hopefully this doesn’t mean the Giants will trade Golladay to the Browns next March.

11 responses to “Kenny Golladay’s new contract puts him in a three-way tie for sixth among all receivers

  1. Seems to me with $40 guaranteed, that after 3 years if they end the contract it would average $13.3 million. Is that correct? Anything after guaranteed money is basically meaningless. Good signing. Let’s see what Jones can do with Golladay and Rudolph now (as long as the young line improves).

  2. Willing to bet the first year is less then the tag with a heavy back loaded voidable year. So maybe 3 years 50 at the end

  3. Outside of Hill I wouldn’t shell out that kind of money to any of them. I would rather pay for defense as WRs can be replaced.

  4. What a waste of money, and it won’t help the team. Look at the above list of the highest paid wr’s and tell me how deep those teams went in the playoffs. People think the best way to help a QB is by getting a stud receiver, but tell me how many playoff wins Megatron helped Matt Stafford win. Zero. The best way to help your QB is by putting a great defense on the field. It doesn’t matter how many points you can score, if your defense gives up more. Your QB is constantly under pressure if he feels like he has to score a TD every series. With a strong defense, 17-20 points will win most games. With a bad defense, you can score 35 points a game and still finish below .500. I’m shocked GM’s haven’t noticed this. I guess maybe that’s why there’s so much turnover with GM’s.

  5. Deandre Hopkins 28 mil per. Steve Keim has to be right up there with Les Snead as the worst GM in football.

    Kylie Murray will want his 25-30 mil per here soon.

    These people are honestly so dumb. It’s unreal. A WR you can bracket and remove from a game with a 5’8 qb is worth 28 mil per?

    Gotcha.

  6. As a Fantasy Football guy…..wow! STUPID CONTRACT! I still won’t draft him until my top two WRs are filled on my team.

    Hope the Giants realize he’s gonna be playing 33% of the season. Sidenote- thank gawd the eagles didn’t sign him 🙂

  7. And somehow BB decided it was a good idea to pay Nelson Agholar a little less than that.

  8. touchback6 says:
    March 20, 2021 at 10:23 pm
    Deandre Hopkins 28 mil per. Steve Keim has to be right up there with Les Snead as the worst GM in football.

    Kylie Murray will want his 25-30 mil per here soon
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    Not a Cardinals fan, but I think he’s an exciting QB to watch from what I’ve seen. That being said, he’s going to want more then $25-$30MM based on the new TV deal. The Mahome’s deal is going to feel like a steal here soon with all these young QB’s about to get paid.

  9. The Giants GM will be fired next season… Why would you give Kenny Golladay that kind of contract when you could have got a better WR in the draft. Gettleman is the worst GM in the NFL.

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