The New York Giants have some issues on offense, mostly with the offensive line. However it wouldn’t hurt to upgrade their wide receivers considering their passing attack only put up a grand total of 18 touchdowns last season, to 29 interceptions. Up and coming free agent Hakeem Nicks, is also not expected to re-sign with the team.
Losing 26 year old Nicks appears to be a big blow for the Giants because he was a first round pick, his heroic playoff performances, and because of his young age. But 2014 is a great offseason market for wide receivers.
Unfortunately for the Giants, Anquan Boldin has already re-signed with the San Francisco 49ers, as expected. But the rest of the bunch is still good. Notable receivers such as Eric Decker, Golden Tate, Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, and James Jones, Sidney Rice, Ted Ginn, and Kenny Britt are all on the open market. Super Bowl 47 hero, Jacoby Jones is also an upcoming free agent.
Some of those players are often injured, like Ginn and Rice. Decker may be overrated because he catches the ball from Peyton Manning, but he’s still good. Sanders may be the underrated receiver in the bunch because of his high speed and low contract demands. Britt is also a “sleeper” signing because he has good talent, but he hasn’t been able to show them off playing in a mediocre Tennessee passing offense.
Recently Britt said, “I’ll be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I’m not here next year, and that is guaranteed.” It would be interesting to see Eli Manning throwing to Britt, for the right price. Giants should definitely pursue Jacoby Jones, and not just because of his receiving skills. Jones is as big time kick and punt returner that could match DeSean Jackson. It’s been a long time since the Giants had a special teams threat.