Hakeem Nicks loves being a New York Giant and wouldn’t rule out giving them a “hometown discount” (Hubbach).
Nicks plans on sitting down with his agent and the Giants next week to discuss his future and said that, “it’s not about the money.” In 14 games this season, Nicks has had 54 receptions on 98 targets for 846 yards. Eli Manning has thrown zero touchdowns and six interceptions while targeting Nicks this season.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Unless the “hometown discount” is a lot closer to the veteran minimum and/or an incentive-laden deal, I can’t see the Giants giving Nicks a whole lot of money. He has not been close to the Hakeem Nicks we grew to know and love and it’s hard to imagine he’ll ever get back to being that.
Nicks spoke to the media this afternoon…
Victor (Cruz) was talking to us and he said, selfishly, he hopes you’re coming back. Do you have any…
“Well, you know what, man, like I always say, we know that I want to be here. I understand the business side of things. I’m sure we’re going to talk. We’re going to talk next week from my understanding, but we still have one game left to play, that’s all I’m focused on, putting this uniform on and going out there and competing with my teammates and having fun.”
You said you’re going to talk next week as far as what?
“As far as business, the business side of things.”
You’ve been a Giant your whole career, how important is that game to you knowing what the possibilities could be?
“It’s very important, man. I can’t really get into any details but it means a lot. I’m going to go out there and compete with my teammates. I’m looking forward to it, just going out there, competing and just playing and having fun.”
Have you thought about the fact that you and Victor may not play again at all if things don’t go well?
“I thought about it. I thought about it, but at the end of the day it’s business and I understand the business side of things. I can’t really say too much right now, we still have a game left. I want to go out there and compete, I want to have fun and I want to fly around.”
When you said next week the business stuff is starting does that mean you speaking to the Giants or just with your own people?
“Well, you know, both. When the season’s over with I’ll just take the next step and see where it goes from there.”
What are you going to tell them? That you want to stay or what’s the…?
“I mean, they know that I want to stay. It’s just a matter of how things are going to work out. We’ll know that soon.”