Potential New York Jets’ Free Agent: Hakeem Nicks

Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) walks off the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

As we know, the Jets need offensive weapons. The Jets have been associated with several names, including Emmanuel Sanders and Jeremy Maclin. There is a name that has also been associated with the Jets this off-season, partially due to proximity, that we are going to take a look at tonight.

That player is WR Hakeem Nicks from the New York Giants.

Hear are his career stats so far:

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2009 21 NYG wr 88 14 6 47 790 16.8 6 68 3.4 56.4 2 8 0 9 4.0 0.6 0.1 798 6 2 7
2010 22 NYG WR 88 13 12 79 1052 13.3 11 46 6.1 80.9 1052 11 1 9
2011 23 NYG WR 88 15 15 76 1192 15.7 7 68 5.1 79.5 1192 7 0 10
2012 24 NYG WR 88 13 11 53 692 13.1 3 50 4.1 53.2 692 3 0 8
2013 25 NYG WR 88 15 15 56 896 16.0 0 57 3.7 59.7 896 0 0 6
Career 70 59 311 4622 14.9 27 68 4.4 66.0 2 8 0 9 4.0 0.1 0.0 4630 27 3 40

At the peak of his career with the Giants to date, 2010-2011, Hakeem averaged 77.5 receptions, 1,122 yards and nine touchdowns per season.

At one point, he was a guy that was touted as someone who could become the best receiver in the NFL, because of the way he runs his routes. Hakeem was becoming as deadly of a weapon as anyone else.

The one concern is injuries. Hakeem has not played a full 16 games in his career to date. A season has not gone by without Nicks appearing on the injury report several times. He has missed time almost every year, causing some to label him as “injury-prone”.

Take a look at some highlights to refresh your memory on this Sunday, football missing night:

The guy can play, there is no doubt at all about that. If he is healthy, he would be an asset to the Jets passing attack.

John Idzik could do a lot worse than signing a healthy Hakeem Nicks.

Topics: Hakeem Nicks, New York Jets, Nfl Free Agency

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