According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the New York Giants are reaching a point of no return with wide receiver Kenny Golladay. In fact, he only played two snaps last week and it's clear the new regime has no plans for him. Golladay also expressed his emotion during an interview and he mentioned that he believes he should definitely be playing. All of those signs point toward him being traded... Indeed, there is a strong likelihood he won't finish the season in a Giants uniform.
Giants HC Brian Daboll informed Golladay last week that he would not be part of the wide receiver rotation against the Panthers. Golladay said he «agreed to disagree'' with Daboll when he was told of his reduced role.
Here is what Bears writer Erik Lambert said on the subject and why the Bears should be interested:
It's obvious he wants out. If not for his contract, the Giants likely would've cut him already. No team will trade for that because of the guaranteed money. That means if New York wants him gone, they'll have to eat most of those guarantees to get a return in any trade. That is where the Chicago Bears come in. They have enough cap space to manage the remainder of that contract. Golladay is still a weapon when given opportunities. If the Giants are willing to accept a Day 3 pick while eating that money, then it's a worthwhile risk for a passing attack that sorely needs help.
Golladay led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches in 2019 with the Lions, and the Giants in 2021 believed they were getting a 6-foot-4 target who would be a weapon in the red zone and make contested catches all over the field. He was part of a dysfunctional Giants offense last season and in 14 games caught only 37 passes for 521 yards and no touchdowns.