One potentially game-changing receiver remains available for Patriots to sign

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There was a lot of optimism that Bill Belichick would get a deal done to secure DeAndre Hopkins for the Patriots in 2023, but since that has recently shown not to be the case, New England may need to look for another receiver to add to the roster.

Although the assumption is that Belichick feels confident with the current wide receivers on the team, it's never a bad option to explore the idea of adding another, right?

Since it's mid-July and free agency began several months ago, few quality players are left to choose from. But one of the more prominent names who remain available is former Giants player Kenny Golladay.

Because of his forgettable tenure in New York, Golladay has flown under the radar on the free agent market. Names like Jakobi Meyers and JuJu Smith-Schuster dominated headlines as the most desirable receivers teams would want to sign, with little mention of Golladay.

Despite having back-to-back seasons of lackluster production, he was once an up-and-coming name in the league.

During his sophomore and junior seasons in the NFL in 2018 and 2019, Golladay totaled 135 receptions for 2,253 yards and 16 touchdowns. He finished both seasons with 1,000+ yards and was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2019.

Clearly, he was well on his way to becoming a top pass-catcher in the league.

Unfortunately, that changed just one season later.

Due to recurring injuries in 2020, though, he could only play in five games for the year. But because of his performance early in his career and the obvious potential he had shown already, he signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants in 2021.

Now a free agent after just two years with the Giants, the Patriots may have a great chance at signing a potential game-changing receiver they have been looking for.

We know how much Belichick loves to give players a second chance or a boost to their careers, so who better than take in a receiver looking to do just that? The offense and Golladay would significantly help each other achieve a common goal; improve and win.

Other than the fact it would likely be easy to sign him since there hasn't been much reporting on teams expressing interest in him, there's a high chance he could be signed for a cheap contract, something Belichick loves to do.

So why not at least make the call?

Best case scenario, you find a big receiver that can become a solid weapon for Mac Jones.

Worst case scenario, you paid little money to a veteran receiver looking for a bounce-back season that you could utilize during training camp.

Seems like an easy win/win situation.