2020 was a largely forgettable year for Kenny Golladay. The wide receiver only played five matches with the Detroit Lions, with a hamstring and hip injury sidelining him. He took 20 catches, 338 yards and two touchdowns.
He also grappled with former head coach Matt Patricia, who was fired at the end of the year. This caused some concern, but Goolday kept those fears to rest during interviews with other teams. And this resulted in a massive new contract offer from the New York Giants.
The 27-year-old Goladai and the Giants signed a $ 72 million deal for only four years. According to ESPN’s Adam SchatteThe deal can be up to $ 76 million and includes a $ 40 million bonus.
It would pay Golladay an annual average of $ 18 million, making him the sixth-highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. And this is a significantly increased salary from the previous season – a 2152 percent increase in fact.
Golade, a third-round pick in 2017, still held on to his rogue deal. He made $ 799,081 in 2020, placing him as the 150th highest-paid receiver in the league.
Now, Goloday joins an exciting youth corps in New York under the leadership of quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones was one of the players who recruited Goloday, and both believe it could help bring the team back to the playoffs. The Giants now have a true No. 1 receiver for the first time since Odell Beckham Jr.’s 2018 season. Gollade made the Pro Bowl his best year in 2019. He finished his Detroit career with 138 catches, 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Now, he is spearheading New York’s bright lights and intense media pressure. But he is ready for a fresh start and should be healthy and happy in the 2021 season.
Sometimes, it makes all the difference in the world.