Corey Davis’ asking price might be too high for the Giants
One of the key needs that the New York Giants have for the upcoming offseason is at the wide receiver position.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report has posted an article outlining one player that every NFL team should avoid signing once free agency kicks off. For the New York Giants, they picked current Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis.
Here’s a portion of what Knox wrote:
The issues with targeting Davis are twofold. For one, he has yet to experience a true breakout season and struggled with consistency before Ryan Tannehill’s arrival. There’s no guarantee that he’d be a functional top target for the uneven Daniel Jones.
Just as importantly, Davis isn’t likely to be a budget option coming off the best season of his pro career—and the Giants are projected to be over the salary cap. If New York is able to free up cap room, it would be better off using it on an incumbent player like Leonard Williams.
I feel like for the most part, when a team signs another team’s number two wide receiver to become their top receiver, it ends up back-firing on them.
I think Knox made a great point in his article that Davis is going to be looking for big-time money after having his best season in 2020. He can also argue that his numbers weren’t better because he of course played second fiddle to fellow wide receiver A.J. Brown while with the Titans.
Whether the Giants sign a free agent or draft a receiver in the first or second round, it will be a risk for them.