Giants Add Another Playmaker For Daniel Jones In NFL Free Agency

Parris Campbell, Giants
NFL Analysis Network

The New York Giants went right down to the wire working out a contract extension with quarterback Daniel Jones. With that out of the way, the team was able to place the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley. With their two offensive cornerstones in place, it was time for general manager Joe Schoen to get to work upgrading the rest of the roster.

Adding more weapons around Jones was imperative and arguably the biggest need for New York this offseason. They made a splash acquisition early in free agency, acquiring tight end Darren Waller from the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a third-round pick.

Waller will make a good partner for Daniel Bellinger, who had a strong rookie season. But, Schoen was not done upgrading the weapons around Daniel Jones as the Giants dipped into the wide receiver free agent market as many predicted they would.

According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, New York is signing Parris Campbell, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts. Campbell battled injuries the first four seasons of his career, but was able to play in all 17 games in 2022 and now cashes in with the Giants. The Ohio State product caught 63 passes for 623 yards and three touchdowns.

Somewhat surprising is the fact that Campbell is signing a one-year deal. Coming off a career season, and given the lack of high-end talent at the wide receiver position this offseason, many thought Campbell would land a lucrative multi-year deal.

Campbell should find even more opportunities with the Giants in 2023 than he did with the Colts in 2022. In Indianapolis he was sharing targets with Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce; with the Giants, he could be the No. 1 option at wide receiver.

Richie James Jr. and Darius Slayton, the Giants’ leading receivers in 2022, are both still free agents. Sterling Shepard was re-signed to a veteran’s minimum but he shouldn’t deter Campbell from being a target hog along with Waller.