Nicks will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is braced for free agency and insists that he is the “missing link” to a team with championship aspirations.
The 26-year-old has conceded that he is looking for a long-term contract as a free agent, and he is currently considering “a number of teams” with the Giants unlikely to offer him a new deal.
Nicks has been plagued by injuries over the last two seasons, but has begun circulating medical assurances from two of the nation’s leading specialists that show his previous foot and knee injuries are not concerns moving forward into the 2014 season.
The Giants star has even started to discuss possible quarterbacks that he feels he would link up well with and is confident that he would play a major role on a competitive roster in the upcoming season.
“Ideally this is what I want,” Nicks told ESPN. “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” he added. “I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers.”
Nicks had 896 receiving yards and did not catch a touchdown pass this past season which was his fifth with the Giants, and he will be keen to settle at a new team and improve on those numbers and he hasn’t been shy in revealing that he has heard from players on other teams reaching out to him to join them.