Kenny Golladay: My first season with the Giants was just not good enough

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When the Giants signed Kenny Golladay to a four-year, $72 million contract, they were expecting him to be one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers. He has not been.

Golladay hasn’t even been close, with just 34 catches for 499 yards and zero touchdowns. Today he acknowledged that his season was a disappointment.

Just not good enough on my part. I wasn’t playing terrible, or anything, but just not good enough,” Golladay said, via Matt Lombardo.

There’s no way out of Golladay’s costly contract in 2022, as his cap hit is $21.2 million — and would actually rise to a dead cap hit of $23.6 million if the Giants were to move on from him. So Golladay will be back next season, and the Giants will be hoping he’s good enough to justify that contract.

23 responses to “Kenny Golladay: My first season with the Giants was just not good enough

  1. File this one under… no kidding. The Giants already have buyer’s remorse. Better hope he can turn it around next season or they’ll be looking for a way to unload that massive contract.

  2. All I have to say is Glennon at QB tossing for 24 yards and 2 INTs and 99 yards and 3 INTs.

  3. Pretty clear what that 12 week hamstring injury in Detroit was all about. I don’t know of any Lions fans that miss him. He’s pretty good when he wants to be.

  4. $21 million for 32 catches and one of the worst records in the league. Another Gettleman fiasco.

  5. Your QB and RB have both underperformed due to the line being garbage, ranking in the bottom 5, I believe, the entire time they been there… Why would you overpay for the top free agent WR and then draft another WR in the first round? Neither of those decisions address the offenses main issue. Every QB looks bad when he has no blocking. Doesn’t matter how many weapons you have when you don’t have time to drop back and let the play develop.

  6. Lions have gotten way more out of their 4th round rookie WR than the Giants got out of Kenny. There were some character concerns about him which definitely contributed to their smart decision to let him walk.

  7. Wild to sign a player to that large of a contract after an injury plagued season. Coupled with the Lions not offering him a franchise tag there were more than enough red flags here

  8. Not a real shocker that he struggled so much. Never a speedster or guy who got a lot of separation, he took a ton of contact his first three years and last year he had groin and knee issues. Plus, no more Stafford launching missiles where only he could high point the ball. Coming off a season where he played 4 games plus a quarter of a fifth, the real shock was the amount of money the Giants threw his way.

  9. If you can’t stay on the field your stats are going to be putrid, and he couldn’t stay on the field. Terrible OL, and Jones getting injured also contributed. The other QB’s are incompetent.

  10. Generally FRee Agency is a scam…over priced ,aging players looking to cash in one more time before they start slacking off or breaking down. Once the USFL starts showcasing YOUNG talented players ,NFL teams will go after them instead.

  11. Bengals pursued this guy hard, but lost out to the Giants. So instead they drafted Chase in the 1st round. A very fortunate turn of events for the Bengals. So glad they missed out on Golladay.

  12. Thanks Gettleman, for giving the Lions a 3rd round compensatory pick, because of that 80 million dollar contract.

  13. Let’s not forget the O Line as well. Maybe the Giants are starting to realize that they need to something about that. When you build a team you always start with the O Line because without a good one your chances are limited in getting to the Championship, no matter how good the rest of the units are.

  14. This is what he brings to the table. Frequently injured and some highlight catches, but never was or will be a superstar. Giants overpaid in a huge way on this one. Essentially sat out his last year in Detroit to get paid and the Giants bit.

  15. Golladay, Solder, Will Hernandez, DeAndre Baker, Sterling Shepard extension, Golden Tate, Glennon, Beal, Jones, Barkley, I could go on all day. Enjoy your retirement starting Monday, Dave Gettleman! Please take the coaching staff with you.

  16. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 7, 2022 at 3:15 pm
    Generally FRee Agency is a scam…over priced ,aging players looking to cash in one more time before they start slacking off or breaking down. Once the USFL starts showcasing YOUNG talented players ,NFL teams will go after them instead.
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    If you have a gm that has a clue, they can use free agency to put the last few pieces of the puzzle together. Look at Tampa last year. Rams did a good job to get to the super bowl in 2018 as well. And philly made a lot of strong free agent moves to help them win SB 52. If the team has no real shot at winning, like the giants, then most moves will probably just be to bring in a name and put fans in the seats.

  17. I remember the bengals going after him and the fan sites getting so excited about it. I’m so glad things turned out for them as they missed in golladay and landed chase. Sorry for the giants fans but better then than us I guess.

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