Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Josh Cribbs (16) gets tackled by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) at M

New York Jets' Stay or Go Series: Josh Cribbs Edition

Let’s continue along our way with the “Stay or Go” series. You know how it goes by now. We take a look at a player on the roster, give you the reasons he should stay on the team, and the reasons he should be let go. Then, you tell us. We put a poll at the end of the article, where you guys tell us, whether the player should “stay” or “go”.

Today, we are looking at one of John Idzik’s in-season acquisitions. He was a weapon at wide receiver, ran the “Wildcat”, and is one of the best kick returners ever to play the game. We are talking about Josh Cribbs.


Josh Cribbs is, and always was, a healthy weapon in the special teams’ game. He shares the record with Leon Washington for most kick returns for touchdowns with eight. He also has tied the record with two kickoff returns for touchdowns, that went for over 100 yards.

For the Jets in 2013, Cribbs averaged 24.5 yards per kick return, and twelve yards per punt return. His punt return stats were far and away better than Jeremy “fair catch” Kerley, who averaged 8.8 yards per return.

Josh was also a weapon on offense in the “Wildcat”. Cribbs completed two out of three passes, and rushed for 4.2 yards per carry.

Josh Cribbs is a versatile weapon that might be worth it for the Jets to keep.


Josh Cribbs is thirty years old. We all know that this is the backend of any football player’s career. He also is coming off being injured this past season. Is this the beginning of the end? It’s not as if he was tearing it up, on the kick returns or as a wide receiver.

Last season, Cribbs averaged seven yards per rush, in his short time with the Jets, he averaged 4.2 yards per rush. All of this could be evidence of the back-end of Josh’s career. When you have a team that is looking to get younger and faster, it might be time to get rid of a thirty year old like Josh Cribbs.

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