June 19, 2024

Potential Giants ‘Splash’ Signing Targets 2-Time 1,000-Yard WR

No matter who the New York Giants have starting at quarterback in 2024, general manager Joe Schoen must improve the wide receiver position once and for all.

You could argue that the Giants have not had a true No. 1 WR since trading Odell Beckham Jr. Recently, former 2019 fifth rounder Darius Slayton has finished first in receiving yards most seasons, but the veteran has never even registered a 1,000-yard campaign — topping out at 770 yards through the air in 2023.

Giants GM Joe Schoen finally gets some financial freedom

Big Blue has attempted to correct this team need both in free agency and the draft, signing Kenny Golladay and selecting Kadarius Toney. Of course, neither of those decisions worked out very well for NYG.

2024 feels like a good year to try again, and Empire Sports Media writer Anthony Rivardo suggested a “splash” option in free agency on January 18.

“Michael Pittman Jr. is expected to be one of the top wide receivers on the market this offseason,” he began. “The second-round draft pick from 2020 has developed into a premier outside wide receiver through his first four career seasons with the Indianapolis Colts but could be playing for a new team in 2024.”

Another “Jr.” would be fitting, and Pittman has proven to be much less of a headache than Beckham, Golladay and Toney.

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