After Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Allen Robinson II (Chicago Bears) received the franchise tag from their respective teams, Golladay's value seemed likely to increase by virtue of being the best receiver available in free agency.
Pro Football Focus predicted Golladay to receive a four-year, $85 million contract ($57 million guaranteed).
The Giants have been linked to Golladay dating back to the 2020 regular season. ESPN's Jordan Raanan (h/t Mike Rosenstein of NJ Advance Media) reported in October prior to the trade deadline that New York had "some conversation" with the Detroit Lions about the 27-year-old.
Art Stapleton of The Record reported Tuesday that the Giants and Miami Dolphins are "believed to be two of the most interested suitors" in Golladay.
Injuries have hampered Golladay throughout his career. The Northern Illinois alum missed five games as a rookie in 2017 with a strained hamstring. He only played five games last season due to hip and hamstring issues.
Golladay had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019. He led the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions during the 2019 season.