Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) cannot reach a pass during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Hakeem Nicks considers himself a top receiver in NFL

To be a top wide receiver in the NFL, you need to produce – something Hakeem Nicks has not done.

Despite the lack of production, the veteran wideout says he considers himself to be a top receiver and will prove it this coming season:

WR Hakeem Nicks, headed to free agency after a disappointing (no TDs) season said, “I still consider myself one of the top receivers in this league and I’m going to go out and prove it.’’

Strange. He’s had a few seasons to prove such yet has continually come up short.

A free agent to be, Nicks has suggested he’d welcome a return to the New York Giants but they may not be as interested considering Nicks’ sub-par play.

After signing Victor Cruz to a massive deal prior to the 2013 season, the Giants certainly don’t want to overpay Nicks who is looking for a hefty contract so it’s possible they may let him walk – and understandably so.

Nicks finished the season with 56 catches, good for 896 yards and zero touchdowns – though does have two career 1,000+ yards seasons under his belt.

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