On Sunday, many of the team’s starters were rested, which gave wide receiver Kenny Golladay of the New York Giants more playing time.
Golladay, who committed to the Giants in 2021 under a $72 million free-agent contract, has generally disappointed. Injury and inconsistent play have plagued him for his first two seasons with the squad, and by the end of this campaign, his role had virtually completely decreased.
Golladay has played just 198 snaps up until Week 18 and had four receptions for 51 yards and no touchdowns. He last made it into the end zone when playing for the Detroit Lions in 2020.
But Golladay eventually seized his chance when it offered itself against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In Week 18, the seasoned receiver played 63 offensive snaps (100%) and hauled in two catches for 30 yards. And one of them came off the arm of quarterback Davis Webb for a 25-yard touchdown.
The grab itself was pretty remarkable and quickly brought back everyone’s expectations following Golladay’s original signing.