To little surprise, the ACL tear that Michael Gallup sustained in early January will impede the (soon-to-be-former?) Dallas Cowboys wide receiver’s profitability in mid-March.

One of the top pass-catchers set to hit 2022 NFL unrestricted free agency, Gallup recently was projected by The Athletic to draw little more than a one-year, prove-it deal from interested suitors on the open market.

“Gallup suffered through injuries in 2021, including a torn ACL in Week 17. He appeared in only nine games and had 35 catches for 445 yards. But from 2019 to 2020, Gallup’s 1,950 yards ranked 22nd among wide receivers, and his 15.6 YPR average ranked fourth among players with at least 100 catches during that span,” The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia noted on Monday, February 7.

“Gallup projects as a field-stretching, outside starting wide receiver. Given that he’s coming off of a late-season injury, it’s tough to know how much interest Gallup will generate. Will Fuller got a one-year, $10.6 million deal last offseason. A similar deal could be in play for Gallup.”