- Rapoport points to Nicks’ disappointing play play this season as well as the fact that fined multiple times by the Giants.
- Rapoport adds that multiple sources have informed him that Nicks was fined repeatedly for being late to meetings and missing treatment this season.
Nicks, 25, has said that he would like to back re-sign with the Giants, but understands the situation.
The Giants do have some obvious replacements in place already on their roster in Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan. Victor Cruz is locked up long-term, so it appears unlikely that the Giants would be willing to allocate more money to the receiver spot when they have needs elsewhere on their roster.
Nicks should be one of the more interesting free agents to watch this offseason, considering that he is among the best available options at the receiver position. Greg Jennings managed to get a five-year deal worth $45 million with $17.8 million guaranteed from the Vikings, despite dealing with some injuries and being much older than Nicks. With this in mind, Nicks could come close, or perhaps even surpass Jennings contract, but that will obviously depend on the number of suitors.
Nicks has never played a full season for the Giants and did not catch a single touchdown in 2013. Both of these facts could work against him this offseason.
We have Nicks listed as the No. 28 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.