Hakeem Nicks’ Best Bet in Free Agency Is to Prove Worth on 1-Year Deal

March 12, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has the kind of ability that could lead to a premium contract for a wide receiver in the NFL. Coming off of two injury-plagued seasons, however, he isn't likely to get a contract like that this year. 
Nicks has played in 28 games over the past two seasons, but he's been hampered by nagging injuries. As a result, his numbers have taken a huge hit. 
Despite receiving over 100 targets in each of the last two seasons, Nicks has combined for just 109 catches, 1,588 yards and three touchdowns. 
Last season, as Around the League's Chris Wesseling noted on NFL.com, Nicks was the first receiver to ever see over 100 targets and not record a touchdown. 
Despite this, in a shallow free-agent pool at wide receiver, Nicks will still get his share of attention. 
CBS' Will Brinson passed along NFL.com's Ian Rapoport's thoughts that the Carolina Panthers are "the most likely landing spot" for Nicks:

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