Rams Mentioned As Trade Destination For Giants’ Kenny Golladay

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NFL Analysis Network

There isn’t a more surprising 6-1 team in the NFL this season than the New York Giants. Despite the new regime of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll being put in an impossible spot with how Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge left the franchise, they are making the most of what they have. Could a trade with the Los Angeles Rams involving wide receiver Kenny Golladay be on the horizon?

The Giants play hard every snap and the coaching staff has done an excellent job of building game plans that fit their player’s strengths. Daboll set the tone in Week 1 when he decided to go for a two-point conversion and the win on the road against the Tennessee Titans and they have ridden that ever since.

One player that has remained conspicuously absent from almost all of this success is wide receiver, Kenny Golladay. What a parting gift Golladay was from Gettleman, as he signed the former Pro Bowler to a four-year, $72 million deal as a free agent in 2021. To this point, left tackle Andrew Thomas has more touchdown receptions than Golladay does during their Giants’ tenure.

Golladay has been plagued by injuries and ineffectiveness this season, catching only two passes for 22 yards. He was not happy when he wasn’t part of the mix early in the season and when he received a chance against the Dallas Cowboys to produce, he dropped his targets.

It would take a minor miracle to be able to move on from Golladay, but there is a chance that he is on the move before the NFL trade deadline next week. Eating a large chunk of his contract would be required to get a deal done.

“The Giants could trade Golladay to an interested party, and likely the only way it would work is if New York pays the bulk of his contract in exchange for a late-round pick, sources say,” Rapoport wrote last month. “That is a possibility.”

Where could Golladay end up? How about the Los Angeles Rams, who have a need at wide receiver and have shown they are not afraid to acquire veterans midseason? Landing with the Rams would also pair Golladay back up with Matthew Stafford, as the two produced some big numbers together with the Detroit Lions.

The Rams’ offense has been a mess this season, so bringing in a player that already has chemistry and rapport with Stafford could help. Fitting his contract onto their books will be a challenge, but New York could be willing to eat more of it to get a deal completed.

Moving on from Golladay would provide the Giants with some more draft capital that they could flip to upgrade another area of the team as they look like they will be making a surprising postseason push in the second half of the year.