Giants WR Hakeem Nicks recently mentioned that he is ready to “take the next step” regarding contract talks with the team next week.
“We ain’t talking money right now because it’s bigger than that in my eyes,” Nicks said, per Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News. “It’s not just about money. I’m not going to be a guy who says: ‘Let me go get this.’ Nah … I don’t want to get myself in a situation where there’s a lot going on. This organization is great stability-wise. Not too many changes go on around here.”
Nicks, 25, reportedly believes that the Giants know that he wants to be back in New York next season, but a disappointing season could way into the team’s decision.
It’s really hard to say what kind of interest Nicks will find this offseason. Typically, receivers of his caliber do quite well on the open market, but he may have to scale back his expectations a bit.
One speculative option that seems to make a good deal of sense would be the Carolina Panthers who have former Giants executive Dave Gettleman in place as their GM and are clearly in need of another receiver.