Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and while he seems to be content with that for now, it's fair to wonder if he could be a fit in New York.
"I wouldn't mind being in Detroit for a while," Golladay told USA Today's Doug Farrar. "Everything should work itself out. I'm enjoying myself."
Originally a third-round pick of the Lions in 2017, Golladay has been tremendous with Detroit. surpassing the 1,000-yard mark in two of his three pro seasons. In 2019, he caught 65 passes for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns, proving to be one of the league's best young wide receivers. He's also proven to be a big-play threat, as his 18.3 yards per reception ranked second in the NFL.
As NFL free agency approaches, the wide receiver market is highlighted by names like Amari Cooper and AJ Green, but could Detroit, a team that went 3-12-1 last season amid injuries to Matthew Stafford and others, look to possibly deal Golladay before he's due for a big pay day?
Wide receiver is a huge question mark for the Jets as they look forward to the 2020 season. Slot receiver Jamison Crowder, who was signed by the Jets last offseason, will be back, but after him, the depth chart gets a lot murkier.
Robby Anderson is set to hit the free agent market, and could be in for a big contract with his game-breaking speed. Quincy Enunwa has dealt with multiple, serious neck injuries, making his future with the team an uncertainty as well. Meanwhile, Demaryius Thomas, the Jets' fourth-leading receiver from 2019, is also hitting the open market.
Golladay doesn't seem too anxious to ink a new deal right now, but he's certainly a player to keep an eye on as free agency starts in March.