New York Giants in talks with Kenny Golladay, expected to bring him in for a visit

New York Giants, Kenny Golladay
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 22: Kenny Golladay #19 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring a third quarter touchdown after a catch against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The New York Giants are fully in on top free-agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay. According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants “have been in talks” with Golladay and they are likely to bring him in for a visit prior to signing him to a deal. Rapoport reports that there is “mutual interest” between Golladay and the Giants.

Ian Rapoport followed this report up, saying that Kenny Golladay will spend time with Giants head coach Joe Judge and the team’s brass. This visit could result in a deal being made. The Giants have been in the market for a new number one receiving threat, and Golladay could fit the bill.

Kenny Golladay is the top free agent on the market and will not come cheap. Thankfully, New York freed up cap space this week by restructuring Nate Solder’s contract and signing Leonard Williams to a contract extension. The Giants have the space to make a deal work with Kenny Golladay. Now, it is just about ironing out the details and making that deal happen.

The New York Giants do not have a top receiving threat like Kenny Golladay. The former Detroit Lion topped 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons (2018 and 2019). Golladay was a Pro Bowl wide receiver in 2019 that led the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns.

Kenny Golladay is coming off of a season-ending hip injury in 2020, which is part of the reason why the Giants want to meet with Kenny before they sign him (per Jordan Raanan of ESPN). The Giants want to check on Kenny’s hip and get some questions answered regarding the way his time in Detroit ended. Raanan states that a signing probably would not happen without a visit.

This visit is a huge step for the New York Giants. If all goes well, the New York Giants could walk away from the 2021 free agency period with the market’s top wide receiver. This is an intriguing situation to monitor in the coming days.