KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 27: JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off of the field against the Los Angeles Rams at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
4 wide receivers the NY Giants must stay away from in free agency
It’s no secret that the NY Giants will be in the market for wide receivers this offseason. It’s perhaps the biggest need on the team, and a sure-fire way to bring some needed play-making ability to their offense.
Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll have seen just what a star wide receiver can do for a quarterback, as they witnessed the rise of Josh Allen following the acquisition of Stefon Diggs in Buffalo. However, there aren’t always stars like Diggs available – whether it’s via trade, the NFL Draft or free agency.
In free agency, there’s a lot of risky wideouts that some NY fans might like, but we’re hoping the G-Men will stay away from. Here’s our look at four that fit that description:
4. JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster once looked destined for stardom. After a solid rookie season in Pittsburgh followed up by a sophomore season where he amassed 1,426 receiving yards, the former Steelers star looked to be following in a long line of star pass-catchers.
However, injuries and off-field antics – along with uncertainty at the quarterback position – sent him packing from Pittsburgh last offseason. He signed a contract to play in the most exciting offense in football, with Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid assisting him. It was an up and down season in Kansas City for Smith-Schuster, who caught 78 passes for 933 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Would it be nice to have him on the Giants? Sure. But at the price he’s going to command? He’s not a fit. The Giants have too many holes elsewhere to tie up their money in a wide receiver who may be just 26 years old, but his fit in the offense would be questionable at best. Daniel Jones needs a sure-handed, top wide receiver, not someone who masquerades as one. Someone will pay Smith-Schuster a bag. It just can’t be the Giants.
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