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Giants' Kenny Golladay Signing May Have More to Do With Daniel Jones Than Golladay Himself

By David Hayes
The New York Giants signing Kenny Golladay to a major deal could have more to do with evaluating QB Daniel Jones than overspending on Golladay.
The New York Giants signing Kenny Golladay to a major deal could have more to do with evaluating QB Daniel Jones than overspending on Golladay. / Leon Halip/Getty Images
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The New York Giants made one of the bigger splashes in all of 2021 NFL free agency when news broke of the G-Men signing former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay to a massive 4-year, $72,000,000 contract.

While that price brings quite the sting at first glance, especially for a player who missed much of last season due to injury, there could be a lot more to the size of that deal than Golladay performing at or above his own expectations in New York.

One intriguing wrinkle to this new Golladay contract situation could be very well be rooted in the idea that his presence will also help evaluate the Giants' former No. 6 overall pick in QB Daniel Jones.

Jones has shown flashes of high potential, but inconsistency and a problem with turnovers has marred what could have been so far in New York for the QB as he enters his third year with the team.

Hopefully, Golladay's presence not only elevates Jones' play from the QB position, but can also give the Giants' front office a much better picture of his legitimacy and future with the team, especially as he approaches his 2023 fifth-year option with New York.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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