The Jets are severely lacking in the playmaker department, this is obvious. Santonio Holmes is the only proven playmaker on the outside. Oh, the Jets have guys, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, and Patrick Turner. There is a lot of potential within this group. For anyone that visits this site, they know that we are especially excited about the potential of Stephen Hill. But that is what it is, potential. The season cannot hang on whether or not Stephen Hill has a huge season. As a rookie, it needs to be a situation where Hill having a great season is EXTRA. The Jets need receivers they can count on.
Enter Greg Camarillo. Many of you might wonder about the suggestion. He hasn’t been that productive over the last two years, with only 29 catches over that time with the Minnesota Vikings, one of those seasons with Brett Favre as quarterback. But, break this guy down further, and you will see his worth.
First of all, he is a decent sized guy for a wide receiver at 6’2″ 200 pounds. At wide receiver, you can’t carry a lot of small, Jeremy Kerley sized, guys. Camarillo is not that. He also still is young enough, at 30 years old, to have plenty of gas left in the tank.
Go back two years to see Camarillo’s worth for the Jets system. Look at his 2008-2009 stats. With the Miami Dolphins in those two years, Greg averaged 52.5 carries per season. Clearly, these are the stats of a reliable, maybe not elite, but reliable wide receiver. Who was his coach? Tony Sparano. You don’t always need to get elite players, you need guys that will fit your system. Greg Camarillo would fit that system.