Kenny Golladay is heading for free agency, and I’ll be very interested to see what kind of contract he lands. Unlike a couple of the other notable free agent wide receivers, Golladay will be truly unrestricted – not bogged down by the franchise tag.

Allen Robinson and Chris Godwin are also free agents, but they’ve both been tendered by their teams. So even if Golladay isn’t quite as good as those guys, he’s got a good chance of landing a slightly larger contract.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Corey Davis and Curtis Samuel are also in this discussion. They’re not as good as the franchised pair, but they have more ability to negotiate with other teams.

In the case of Golladay, he was hurt for most of last year, but he’s shown the most ability of all of these receivers (including Robinson and Godwin) to make plays downfield.

Over the last three years, he’s averaged 16.7 yards per catch. That’s the most of any of the 41 wide receivers who’ve caught at least 150 passes since 2018.

YARDS PER CATCH (last 3 years)
Kenny Golladay, Det.1552,59116.718
Mike Evans, T.B.2233,68716.530
Tyreek Hill, K.C.2323,61515.638
Michael Gallup, Dall.1582,45715.613
DJ Moore, Car.2083,15615.210
Julio Jones, Atl.2633,84214.617
DeVante Parker, Mia.1592,30414.514
Brandin Cooks, LAR-Hou.2032,93714.514
Chris Godwin, T.B.2103,01514.423
Corey Davis, Ten.1732,47614.311
T.Y. Hilton, Ind.1772,53314.316
Calvin Ridley, Atl.2173,06114.126
Odell Beckham, NYG-Cle.1742,40613.814
Amari Cooper, Oak.-Dall.2463,30813.420
Robby Anderson, NYJ-Car.1972,62713.314
Nelson Agholor, Phi.-L.V.1511,99513.215
Marvin Jones, Det.1732,26513.123
Tyler Lockett, Sea.2393,07612.928
Jarvis Landry, Cle.2362,99012.715
Stefon Diggs, Min.-Buf.2923,68612.623
Adam Thielen, Min.2172,71612.530
Emmanuel Sanders, 3 tms1982,46312.415
DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.-Ari.3344,14412.424
Robert Woods, LAR2663,28912.418
Allen Robinson, Chi.2553,15112.417
Davante Adams, G.B.3093,75712.236
Christian Kirk, Ariz.1591,92012.112
Antonio Brown, 3 tms1531,83612.020
Cooper Kupp, LAR2262,70112.019
Tyler Boyd, Cin.2452,91511.916
Golden Tate, 3 tms1581,85911.812
Julian Edelman, N.E.1952,28211.712
Curtis Samuel, Car.1701,97211.619
Jamison Crowder, Was.-NYJ1661,92011.614
Michael Thomas, N.O.3143,56811.418
Cole Beasley, Dal.-Buf.2142,41711.313
Keenan Allen, LAC3013,38711.320
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pitt.2502,80911.219
Sterling Shepard, NYG1892,10411.111
Danny Amendola, Det.1671,85511.12
Larry Fitzgerald, Ariz.1981,9479.811

—Ian Allan