The New York Jets need to add one more playmaker on offense as they would be wise to acquire wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Wide Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has passed through waivers in the wake of being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The New York Jets should sign him to a minimum-salary deal, therefore, bringing the former second round pick into training camp consequently seeing what they can ultimately get out of him.
Beckham started his career with the Tennessee Titans as a second round selection (40th overall) leading all their wide receivers that year in yards receiving (549) notwithstanding finishing on top with four total touchdowns. Following his rookie season, the Titans were in need of offensive line help which led them to trade their second round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive tackle Dennis Kelly.
While playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, Green-Beckham caught 36 passes for 392 yards while pulling down two touchdowns in 15 appearances. He was targeted 74 times while dropping just four passes.
Green-Beckham was squeezed out of Philly’s lineup after the Eagles signed two stud wide receivers in Alshon Jeffery alongside Torrey Smith in this year’s free agency. During organized team activities, his work ethic plus his showing on the field prevailed to be the final draw that ultimately prompted his release. His lackadaisical showings in practice climatically drew the ire of new Eagles wide receivers coach, Mike Groh.
Eagles new WR coach Mike Groh was yelling at DGB quite a few times. "Why are you looking at the ground! There's nothing there!"
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) May 23, 2017
The Jets ultimately have nothing to lose while perhaps gaining a great deal by signing a wide receiver with all the physical tools that Green-Beckham possesses. Standing at 6’5 while weighing 237 pounds, he would be the biggest target of all Jets wide receivers.
Quincy Enunwa is the only Jets wide receiver that we know can produce on game day. There is an abundant total of 14 wide receivers on New York’s 2017 rebuilding roster as of now, all battling for a spot to lead the Jets into their new era.
Green-Beckham is just too talented of a player that deserves another shot to continue his career in the NFL. After being shockingly traded by the team who drafted him while putting up productive numbers as a rookie, he was released and now has something to prove.
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Gang Green would be the ideal team for Green-Beckham to restart his career with. General manager Mike Maccagnan needs to hop on the phone and give Beckham’s agent a call before another team winds up signing the wide receiver, who could ultimately be the receiver the Jets need.
While knowing this could be his final shot to stay in the NFL. The player we saw catching footballs on a weekly basis from star quarterback Marcus Mariota could ultimately be the Jets future star alongside Enunwa. That would make for a phenomenal one-two wide receiver combination, that could ultimately put up productive numbers for the positional group.