The NFL wide receiver free agency class is absolutely stacked this year.
While all three of these guys could go to a number of different spots and will most likely drastically affect the landscape of the year, I am going to focus on Golladay for now.
When talking about the best jump ball, big body receivers in the league, Golladay has to be near the top of that list.
He is one of the best in the league at coming down with contested catches.
He only played five games this year due to injury, but in 2018 and 2019 he put up very good numbers, especially considering it was only his second and third year in the league.
In his lone pro bowl season, 2019, he was seventh in the league in receiving yards, third in yards per catch and led the league in receiving touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Lions fans, with Matthew Stafford leaving, I have a feeling Kenny will want to go to a better situation where he can showcase his talent.
Imagine the numbers he could put up with an elite quarterback that plays 16 games.
PFF's Top 💯 Free Agents:
#2. Chris Godwin
#3. Allen Robinson
#4. Kenny Golladay
#11. Will Fuller V pic.twitter.com/OZaTcDEEVu
— PFF (@PFF) February 11, 2021
1. Indianapolis Colts
Kenny Golladay makes a living by making plays on 50/50 balls down the field; fortunately, the Colts just signed Carson Wentz, a quarterback that has a tendency to let his weapons make plays on contested throws down the field.
Philly ➡➡➡ Indy
Some of Carson Wentz's best career plays… so far. pic.twitter.com/hzhyEz2KSS
— NFL (@NFL) February 18, 2021
I think their play styles would mesh very well and the Colts’ biggest need on offense is a true number one receiver to complement a young Michael Pittman and an aging T.Y. Hilton.
If the Colts are able to pull this signing off they would be one of the favorites to come out of the AFC.
They almost beat the Bills in the playoffs last year; an upgrade at quarterback and wide receiver would probably push them over the hump.
They have the cap to make the move, so why not?
2. New York Jets
As I explained earlier, Golladay can be an elite receiver even without quality quarterback play.
A rookie or Sam Darnold would greatly benefit from a guy like Golladay who can make below-average quarterbacks’ lives much easier.
If the Jets do not make a big signing or draft a stud rookie receiver they would be leaving their presumed rookie quarterback out to dry with a bad offensive line and limited weapons.
The Jets also have plenty of cap space to offer Golladay a very lucrative deal.
3. Miami Dolphins
Miami is in a similar situation as the Colts; they have a great defense but need to become more explosive on the offensive side of the ball.
They have over 20 million in cap space and Kenny would greatly help with Tua’s development.
Devante Parker and Golladay would be a very nice duo for Tua to lean on in key situations.
Tua did not push the ball deep often this year, which was a big weakness in his game, Golladay could give him some confidence to let it fly down the field more often.