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WR Kenny Golladay: The Good, the Great and the Ugly

Kenny Golladay's first season as a Giant didn't go according to expectations. But there's still enough to like about his game if he can stay healthy.

In most cases, a wide receiver's production is based on who calls the plays and delivers them the ball. So while receiver Kenny Golladay’s first season in New York was disappointing, it is hard to know who is to blame for the worst production in his five-season career. 

After only playing in five games in his final season in Detroit, Golladay started 14 games for the Giants, but he was not fully healthy in many of those contests. When you combine that with poor quarterback play and an extremely conservative/risk-averse offensive philosophy, you almost have to justify giving Golladay a pass for the lack of consistent production in 2021. 

If the Giants hope to have a much improved season this year, they will need the Golladay of 2019 to emerge. The question becomes, does that guy still exist? We look at the good, the great, and the ugly of New York's highest-paid receiver.

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Sep 22, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; General view of New York Giants helmets on the bench prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

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New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay warms up on the field before the game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in East Rutherford.
Sep 26, 2021; E. Rutherford, N.J., USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) runs with the ball as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Steven Means (55) defends at MetLife Stadium.
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) makes a catch during voluntary minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) and quarterback Daniel Jones (8) talk during OTA practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday, June 4, 2021, in East Rutherford.


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