The Jets have seemingly been connected to every available wideout this offseason, but the only significant move they’ve made at the position has been re-signing receiver Braxton Berrios. As Connor Hughes of The Athletic writes, the Jets will continue to keep their options open at the position, meaning the team could look toward the draft or an unexpected veteran who becomes available.
As Hughes writes, the Jets prefer to pair Zach Wilson with an “established” player at the position, and a top wideout would also take pressure (and coverage) off the likes of Corey Davis and Elijah Moore. This was clear when the Jets made a strong push for Tyreek Hill before he landed in Miami, and as the writer notes, Hill wasn’t the only big-name receiver who the Jets have kicked the tires on. The front office also considered pursuing Falcons wideout Calvin Ridley, and they went after Amari Cooper before he landed in Cleveland.
“We weren’t expecting the opportunity to pop up that happened last week (Hill), but when it came available, we were ready,” he said. “Again, in a situation that may be another player or another position, I feel like our pro staff and personnel staff do a great job of keeping everyone prepared — personnel and coaches — to get the evaluations in so that when those opportunities happen, we can jump right in and be aggressive.
“We feel good about the receiver corps we have. If we have an opportunity to keep adding to it — if the opportunity is right and the price is right — we’re going to strike.”
Considering the Jets’ draft ammo, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they add a rookie to their receivers room. ESPN’s Rich Cimini previously opined that the front office will ultimately add a “midlevel free agent” wideout while using one of their first-round picks on the draft’s top receiver, perhaps USC’s Drake London or Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson.