Adoree Jackson has to be the Giants’ riskiest move
The New York Giants made a lot of moves in free agency this offseason, but just like every year whenever a team signs players from other teams there’s always a risk.
Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report has picked a risky move that every NFL team made this offseason. For the Giants its’ the fact that they signed a lot of players with injury concerns.
New York Giants: Big Contracts for Banged-Up Players
No one can accuse New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman of sitting on his hands. After a disappointing six-win season, the Giants were aggressive in adding talent on both sides of the ball.
On offense, the Giants shelled out $72 million over four seasons (including $40 million in guarantees) to give Daniel Jones a new No. 1 wide receiver in Kenny Golladay. On defense, New York added talent in the secondary by inking cornerback Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year pact that averages $13 million a season.
Both have the potential to be impact players.
Both also have the potential to be major busts.
Golladay was a force in 2019, setting career highs in receiving yards (1,190) and touchdowns (11) while averaging over 18 yards a catch. But 2019 is the only time in four years he has played in all 16 games, and 2020 saw him miss 11 games with an assortment of injuries.
Jackson has had similar durability issues. Two years ago, he missed five games, and in 2020 he missed all but three games with a knee injury. When Jackson was on the field last year, the 25-year-old was mostly awful—Jackson allowed an 81.3 percent completion rate on balls thrown in his direction, and his passer rating against was a staggering 145.8.
I’m not worried about Kenny Golladay’s health because I think he was trying to make sure he didn’t injure himself anymore than he already did last season, since he knew he was about to hit free agency., I think Adoree Jackson is more worrisome because the Tennessee Titans were willing to release him knowing his history of injuries.
All the Giants and their fans can do is hope for the best in 2021 because they have a lot of money invested in these two guys.
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