Giants sign WR Kenny Golladay to 4-year, $80 million deal

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) celebrates a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that the New York Giants have worked out contract former Detroit Lions playermaker Kenny Golladay. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday, March 20, 2021,  because the deal has not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) celebrates a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that the New York Giants have worked out contract former Detroit Lions playermaker Kenny Golladay. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday, March 20, 2021, because the deal has not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The New York Giants' anemic offensive is adding quite possibly the best free agent receiver on the market.

The Giants on Saturday signed former Detroit Lions star Kenny Golladay to a four-year contract worth roughly $80 million in the hopes of giving quarterback Daniel Jones a big-threat receiver.

Golloday spent three days with the Giants as the two sides got to know each other and the team's medical staff got a chance to examine the 27-year-old, who was limited to five games last season by a hip flexor problem.

Golladay said he was impressed with what coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett told him about the offense, adding the decision to sign was a no-brainer.

“This team is going to get a competitor, a guy who is going to come and work,” Golladay said. “He is going to try to push other guys and have fun with it. You know, I want to have fun while I’m doing this. That’s what I’m doing it for. (I'm) just a playmaker.”

His statistics are a testament to that.

A third-round draft choice in 2017, Golladay played his first four seasons with the Lions. He appeared in 47 games with 39 starts. He caught 183 passes for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, including a league-high 11 scoring catches in 2019.

Golladay had 20 receptions for 338 yards and two TDs last season. The previous two seasons, he had more than 1,000 yards receiving in each campaign and 16 touchdown catches overall.