3 Most Likely Mike Gesicki Free Agent Destinations
The 2023 NFL free agency period is set to open up in less than two weeks on Wednesday, March 15. In what's a relatively weak tight end pool this year, Mike Gesicki is one name that stands out. While he's had past success, he's coming off a down year that saw him record just 362 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 32 catches over 17 games with the Miami Dolphins.
Still, Gesicki has more than enough talent to bounce back. He's racked up more than 2,600 yards and 18 TDs over five seasons while only missing one game over that stretch, demonstrating a mix of skill and reliability that many teams would love to add to their offense.
In the meantime, here's a look at Gesicki's three most likely free-agent destinations.
Mike Gesicki Free Agency
1. New York Giants
While the New York Giants showed a lot of promise in 2022, their passing game was less than stellar. They finished with the sixth-fewest receiving yards in the NFL last season, which wasn't helped by all of their tight ends failing to hit the 300-yard mark — something that even Gesicki did in his worst season. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 247 pounds, it's hard not to imagine that quarterback Daniel Jones would love to have a weapon with Gesicki's frame. On top of that, the veteran TE also has a relationship with Giants running back Saquon Barkley from their time at Penn State, making joining a new team that much more comfortable. With the Giants ready to take the next step forward, the situation is perfect for Gesicki to rebound.
2. Carolina Panthers
It's hard to imagine, but the Carolina Panthers' TE situation was worse than even that of the Giants last season. Tight ends Ian Thomas, Tommy Tremble and Giovanni Ricci combined for just 48 catches, 471 receiving yards and three TDs last season, which is inexcusable (regardless of who's throwing the football). Joining the Panthers would see Gesicki easily overtake the top spot on the TE depth chart with much other pass-catching competition, giving him a terrific situation to prove his worth. It's a mutually beneficial solution.
3. Dallas Cowboys
With Dalton Schultz hitting free agency, the Cowboys could bring in Gesicki as his replacement. Backup TEs Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot are both solid but still need to prove that they can be reliable starters. Even if it's just for one year, Gesicki to the Cowboys could pay off. For starters, when it's at the top of its game, the Cowboys' offense is one of the most exciting to watch and there's no doubt that QB Dak Prescott can spread the ball around. Gesicki can also see the success that Schultz has had over the years with Dallas and with both TEs having similar builds, it's not impossible for Gesicki to replicate that success.
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