New York Jets Free Agency 2013: Two Players the Jets Need to Let Walk

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Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens (85) runs with the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports


You might it odd that I am choosing a wide receiver, on a team that couldn’t score on purpose in 2012, but I am. Stay with me, I’ll tell you why……….

First of all, believe it or not, the Jets have a decent group of WRs coming back in 2013. You all saw the development of Jeremy Kerley. He flourished with the Jets, and became a more than viable outside wide receiver. Santonio Holmes will be back, and it sounds like, back to pretty close to form as well. Add him to Braylon Edwards(if re-signed), and another year of experience to Stephen Hill. Clyde Gates developed quite nicely, and Mardy Gilyard will be around again. Late draft pick Jordan White may finally be ready to step up into a leading role in 2013. Whether he does or he doesn’t, the Jets have a fairly credible group of WR’s, as long as they are healthy. Chaz is a bit of the odd man out.

What did Chaz really do for us last year? He was targeted a lot, which you can credit much of to his size. He was targeted 41 times for 28 receptions in 2012. His drop rate, per Pro Football Focus, was average, 6.67 percent.  But, he could never get real separation down the field, with or without the football.  He never made any catches that meant anything, but sure had drops that meant something.

We already have a guy that has suspect hands, Stephen Hill.  We don’t need two guys that have the same problem.  Holmes will be fine, Kerley will be fine, and even Clyde Gates will be fine.  This group will actually not be that bad, as long as they stay healthy.  They can let Chaz walk, it’s no problem at all.


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