The New York Jets might have found a hidden gem in wide receiver Jeremy Ross who could solidify their special teams unit tremendously.
It is the last week of preseason and if you have watched any of the games of the New York Jets, you would agree that wide receiver Jeremy Ross is on fire! It’s incredible what an asset Ross has been to the Jets and it’s only preseason football. I find myself screaming “Ross is boss” and going crazy over this guy who has fallen under the radar for years.
Ross is entering his fourth NFL season but has yet to show his NFL potential. In 2011, he was signed to the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent and then went to the Indianapolis Colts; he didn’t play any games with the Patriots or Colts. Since then he has received some playing time having been bounced around to the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, and Oakland Raiders.
Ross has now joined the Jets, as a returner and backup wide receiver. Although we have seen great receiving capabilities throughout the preseason, it’s more likely he will be used on special teams, especially with Jets having Charone Peake, Jalin Marshall, and Robby Anderson. And, not to mention his return game was on point.
Ross has already doubled his receiving averages in three preseason games than his entire career. His best career season was with the Detroit Lions when he averaged 13.1 yards. During the first two preseason games with the Jets, Ross averaged about 18 yards. Of course, it’s only preseason, but he is showing signs of return capabilities.
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Ross is the latest NFL player to convert a kickoff and punt return into a touchdown in the same game.
This week is a rough week for the Jets as they must shorten their roster.
Players that have put their heart and soul into training camp and preseason are put through their last test.
As we saw with kicker Ross Martin, anyone can get cut from the Jets; even after a career high 55-yard field goal.
Ross needs to stay on the final roster of the Jets. Special teams would lack his skill and capabilities if he’s not in the mix.
Overall, Ross is exactly what the Jets need considering how abysmal their special teams unit was last year. He will continue to shine if kept and would be a catalyst on special teams once the regular season arrives.