Kenny Golladay Giants on bench Nov 13, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) watches from the bench during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former Pro Bowl receiver Kenny Golladay has seen his role with the New York Giants drastically diminish this season. Sunday was no exception, getting benched by Giants head coach Brian Daboll at halftime of the team’s 24-16 victory over the Houston Texans.

Golladay returned on Sunday from a nagging knee injury that has hampered him for much of the season, but he didn’t exactly have the game that he anticipated in his return to action.

Daboll ultimately decided to play journeyman receiver Isaiah Hodgins over Golladay in the second half after a pretty brutal drop from Golladay at the end of the second quarter.

Following the game, Daboll was asked what this decision potentially met for the veteran receiver moving forward. He responded by saying that “anything can happen” in the NFL and that Golladay should “take it day by day.”

“I mean it’s after one game,” said Daboll following the game via Pro Football Talk. “You never know what can happen week to week. Go out there, try to have a good week of practice, and take it day by day.”

This certainly doesn’t sound like a vote of confidence coming from Daboll toward Golladay.

The Giants have quite a bit of money tied up into Golladay, with his contract going through the 2024-25 season at over $12 million per-season in base salary.

It undoubtedly puts New York in a tough situation, but it seems like Daboll is rolling with production over name value when it comes to playing time.

The Giants have looked extremely impressive this year, holding a 7-2 record after the win over Houston on Sunday.

Golladay has been upset with his lack of playing time this year, but it’s hard to argue what the Giants are doing at the moment on the field.

[Pro Football Talk]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.