Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) celebrates a pass reception during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

NFL Rumors: Hakeem Nicks wants to sign with Colts, Chargers or Panthers

Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) tries to stiff arm San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall (31) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) tries to stiff arm San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall (31) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Nicks is one of the wild card free agent receivers not he market as we all know he’s going to get paid but the question lies in whether or not he’ll live up to whatever contract he’s given this offseason. While there are teams that covet tall, deep threat targets like Nicks, the soon-to-be former New York Giants star has a few teams he prefers to sign with over the other.

According to an interview he did with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Nicks prefers to sign with Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts or San Diego Chargers based on the quarterbacks they have at the moment.

Per Josina Anderson:

“Ideally this is what I want: I want to go to a team where I’m the missing link. There are a number of teams that I have my eye on once I hit the market. I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck. I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers. Players have already started to reach out to me from other teams saying they would love for me to come join them. I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy. I’m excited about talking to teams and making it work.”

Nicks had an elite quarterback in Eli Manning, so he’s clearly looking to spoil himself again with another. Nicks has ties to Carolina thanks to his days at North Carolina, but the power of Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers is clearly appareling to Nicks as he enters the open market.

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