Kenny Golladay is one of the most exciting commodities to hit the free agency market in 2021. With WR’s Allen Robinson & Chris Godwin both tagged, the former Detroit Lion could have a number of teams lining up to give him his big payday.
Source says Kenny Golladay is aiming for $18.5M per year. https://t.co/csWocbWekN
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 19, 2021
Kenny Golladay is one of the most dynamic wide receivers, to say the least. He had back to back 1000+ yard seasons and was a Pro Bowler in 2019. But in a troublesome 2020 campaign, Golladay spent 11 games on injury reserve and ended the season with only 338 yards and 2 scores.
When healthy, Kenny Golladay has arguably the best hands in the game. At 6-foot-4, he has shown incredible body control to win contested catches and torture solid cornerbacks for major yards.
In a deep free-agent wide receiver class, it can be argued that Golladay is the best of the lot. With quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson transforming the league towards pass-heavy offences, here are the 3 best landing spots for Kenny Golladay in 2021:
Kenny Golladay in 47 career games with Lions:
▪️3,068 rec yards
Calvin Johnson’s first 47 career games with Lions:
▪️3,166 rec yards
▪️22 TD pic.twitter.com/aFN91dSWKw
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) March 9, 2021
Kenny Golladay to Baltimore Ravens?
Talking purely fit wise, Kenny Golladay would do wonders for the Baltimore Ravens offence. Lamar Jackson is a nightmare for NFL defences but is a threat primarily with his legs. The Ravens passing offence was a work in progress if we were to put it kindly. In 2020, they averaged a league-low 171.2 passing yards per game. In an era where the passing attack is king that simply needs to improve, which Baltimore could do by adding Golladay.
The Ravens currently have Marquise Brown at wide receiver, who has immense pace and is a great route runner. But Brown struggled in double coverages without a solid No.2 receiver, limiting him to under 800 yards across the season. The Ravens best catching threat is TE Mark Andrews to whom opposition teams have learned to control.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson is a magnificent player. In saying that, pinpoint accuracy isn’t his strength. Kenny Golladay’s big frame and contested-catch ability would do wonders for the star QB. Golladay had a 58% success rate on contested-catch in 2019, which ranked sixth in the NFL.
The Ravens have reached out to free agent WR Kenny Golladay, per @AdamSchefter
Golladay: 53 contested catches since 2018 (2nd) pic.twitter.com/HmqGGpCdz1
— PFF (@PFF) March 19, 2021
Kenny Golladay to New York Giants?
Another NFL team in desperate need of a wide receiver is the New York Giants. Having been beaten by the Jets in the race to sign Corey Davis, the Giants will be very serious in wanting to sign Kenny.
The Giants were expected to make a strong push for Golladay, and that’s exactly what they did. Kenny Golladay was recently invited for an in-person meeting with the Giants where he has catered to for the evening.
Kenny Golladay will fill a gaping hole left by the departure of WR Golden Tate. Similar to Lamar, Golladay’s ability to win contested catches anywhere on a football field would no doubt improve the luck of young Giants QB, Daniel Jones, too.
Even the addition of a single player in Kenny Golladay could change the fortunes of the Giants Franchise. With having to compete in the NFC East, which was one of the worst divisions in the history of the NFL in 2020, Golladay would significantly improve their chances.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
Preparing to stay up to not miss any news on Kenny Golladay’s overnight visit with the Giants: pic.twitter.com/ZDSiNJfaK7
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) March 18, 2021
Kenny Golladay to Indianapolis Colts?
The Colts were a force to reckon with in 2020, finishing with a record of 11-5 in the super-competitive AFC. But the majority of that success was because of a stout defence that ran riot over most offences. And after having been quiet for the majority of free agency until now, the colts could be one of the sleeper teams to acquire Kenny Golladay’s Talents.
Beyond Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell, Indianapolis doesn’t have a lot of receiving talent coming back in 2021 as the roster currently stands. Having traded for Carson Wentz, it will be one of GM Chris Ballard’s top priorities to surround him with weapons. A receiver in the first round could be an option. However, the Colts are primed for a super bowl run in 2021. If the pick doesn’t work out, the Colts will be pulling their hair for not signing Golladay.
Colts coach Frank Reich knows what Wentz does best, and Golladay is exactly the type of No. 1-caliber receiver Wentz lacked during his disastrous 2020 season in Philadelphia, which led to the trade in the first place. If the QB-WR duo ends up working, Wentz would have found a second life in the NFL and Golladay would finally be on an actual Super Bowl Contender.
Honourable mentions: Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears
Kenny Golladay is still out there..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 19, 2021