It’s no secret the New York Giants are looking to pad their wide receiver room with more talent this offseason. They will be kicking the tires on a slew of veteran players over the next few weeks and then working out scores at college pro days all over the country.
One player that could fill a need is Kansas City’s Mecole Hardman, who will become an unrestricted free agent next week.
CBS Sports’ Jared Rubin sees Hardman as a fit for Big Blue.
The Giants need to upgrade the weaponry around Daniel Jones, newly signed to a $40 million-per-year contract. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka used to be the quarterbacks coach in Kansas City, so he likely knows Hardman’s skill set well. He wouldn’t be blocked by more talented players in New York like he was in K.C., so perhaps he could take the next step forward in his career. His dynamic speed would allow Kafka to use him in a variety of ways, and he’d be a good fit for the low-average-depth-of-target offense they ran with Jones last year.
That’s all well and good, but don’t expect the Giants to dole out too much for Hardman, who had an injury-riddled 2022 season and could not suit up for the Super Bowl.
In fact, Hardman recently underwent surgery to repair a groin issue and won’t be able to do anything for two months. Signing a player who can’t work out or pass the medical is a tough ask.
The Giants will likely look elsewhere for help at wideout.