Jordan Raanan tweeted this now-famous quote from Dave Gettleman last April as a way of suggesting that teams stay away from players who are prone to get injured:
"Hurt guys get hurt. That's a phrase we have in scouting. It's just the truth," Dave Gettleman said last year. Which makes the #Giants free agent signings this offseason that much more interesting.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 7, 2021
So what is behind this altered approach?https://t.co/3iKUcp052T
Let's look at the injury history of one such player (information from draftsharks.com):
Sept. 2015: Thigh hamstring strain grade 2, missed 7 games
Sept. 2016: Same hamstring, missed 3 games
Sept. 2017: Leg fibula fracture, season-ending
Oct. 2019: Inguinal groin strain grade 2, missed one game
June 2020: Pedal foot (Jones) fracture, missed first 3 games
Oct. 2020: Thigh hamstring strain grade 2, missed 3 games
Dec. 2020: Thigh hamstring strain grade 2, missed final 3 games of season
Aug. 2021: Thigh glute strain, removed from joint practice
Nov. 2021: Leg calf strain, questionable but suited up
Nov. 2021: Inguinal groin strain grade 2, but didn't miss game
Boy, you wouldn't want to touch a player like this with a 10-foot pole, just as Gettleman suggests. Who is this player? Sterling Shepard? Kenny Golladay? John Ross? Kadarius Toney?
None of these. The player is Deebo Samuel. Would he be worth having on your team?