Reports surfaced on Saturday (and even Sunday) suggesting free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was looking for a short term contract in hopes of rebuilding his market value.
That is not the case though, according to Nicks himself, who says he’s not interested in a short deal and wants something long-term.
"OK, Hakeem Nicks just shot down ESPN’s report and told ESPN’s @JosinaAnderson he wants “to make it clear that I want a long-term deal.”"
I also want a date with Kate Upton, but I don’t think that’s happening.
Nicks can hope to get a long-term deal in free agency, but it’s going to take a team willing to make a significant risk if such is to happen.
Granted, Nicks can make that decision a lot easier by agreeing to performance incentives in the contract or being open to taking a deal with non-guaranteed money, but I have a difficult time envisioning the former New York Giants wideout being open to such.
Because of that, I’d still expect Nicks to sign a short deal as teams simply won’t commit to his inconsistent play.