Kenny Golladay is having a rough stint with the New York Giants. It hasn’t been going the way that either side planned it to be. It seems to just be getting worse and worse as time goes on though, with no end in sight. Last week, the Giants were able to come away with a victory against the Carolina Panthers, 19-16. During the course of that game, Golladay logged just two total snaps played on the afternoon. Interviewers have been peppering him with questions since they heard about this and apparently Golladay wasn’t informed as to the reason why he isn’t out there.
Golladay was quoted saying, “Nah, I think it’s probably going to be a little different. But like I said, I really, I still really don’t know. I’m preparing like I’m going to be playing. But who knows.” He continued by talking about how he’s trying to just keep his head down and listen to the coaches but is genuinely confused as to the lack of time. He said, “No, I mean that’s what I said. The GM, head coach, all these coaches keep saying you do everything right. You handle yourself the right way. So, like I said, it’s a little confusing.”
Kenny Golladay Got A Massive Contract
For those that aren’t already aware, Golladay was a big-ticket signing made by Dave Gettleman in 2021. Golladay was handed a four-year, $72 million deal right after he posted back-to-back years of 1,000 yards receiving with the Detroit Lions. In 16 total games with the Giants, Kenny has caught just 29 passes for 543 yards without a single touchdown. So, factor in the fact that he is set to make $17.75 million throughout the course of the 2022 season. If he plays in 17 games, he is set to earn over a million per outing. That means the Giants paid this man $522,000 for each snap that he played in Week 2 against the Panthers. At this point, they might as well just cut their losses and move on.
However, the problem is they can’t do that either. Cutting Golladay would force them to take a $25.4 million dead cap hit for the year. Which simply puts this option off the table for New York even if they want to head down that route.
Attitude Could Be A Reason
Now, Golladay could be taking a backseat for his attitude, something that has reportedly been a problem since arriving in New York. There were times when he legitimately didn’t seem like he wanted to be out there for a losing season with the Giants and wasn’t a fan of their quarterback Daniel Jones. This bad appearance last year might be the reason why new head coach Brian Daboll is forcing him to wait his turn now that they are starting to turn it around. This doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a split between these teams. Nor does it mean that Golladay won’t be hitting the field more often soon. It just means that there does seem to be a plausible reason for why the Giants aren’t giving Kenny Golladay a chance to redeem himself after a failed 2021 campaign.
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