There’s a reason why New York Giants fans aren’t throwing a fit to re-sign unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks as soon as possible. It’s obvious over at this point that Nicks just isn’t the dominant NFL All-Pro that many penciled him to be earlier in his career. Instead, words like “overrated” and “lazy” are used to describe Nicks on a regular basis and the wide receiver’s stock has taken a severe hit in the process.
Moreover, NFL teams are always desperate for a play-making wide receiver, so it’s no surprise to hear the New England Patriots are set to make a play on the Super Bowl champion come March 1st. Look, Nicks might seem like an ideal fit for Tom Brady‘s offense considering No. 88’s speed and size, but let’s not complicate this for the folks in Foxborough:
Hakeem Nicks is on the decline.
Sure, 26 years old might sound very young, but one look at Nick’s games played statistic and you can see first-hand that his durability has always been a large question mark. Besides, New England already decided to take a risk on an injury prone Danny Amendola last spring. Rolling the dice on Amendola was questionable enough, but throwing Nicks a two-year deal worth $10 or more would be the definition of the Pats shooting themselves in the foot.