The New York Jets need to add more offensive playmakers but they shouldn’t waste their time going after wide receiver Allen Robinson if he hits free agency.
When it comes to the offense of the New York Jets, they’re in need of adding some offensive playmakers this offseason. Ideally, they should add another wide receiver or two considering their current situation. Robby Anderson‘s roster spot is in jeopardy due to his offseason arrest, Quincy Enunwa is coming back after a severe neck injury, and Jermaine Kearse is literally the only one left that has potential to continue being solid. The Jets wide receiver corps is good but could use one more legitimate threat in the mix.
In the grand scheme of things, good isn’t good enough these days. The truth of the matter is, the Jets don’t have a true No. 1 receiving threat that can drop over a 1,000+ yards and score double-digit touchdowns. Could the Jets make a play towards a potential playmaking wide receiver that is coming off a season-ending injury? The situation that wide receiver Allen Robinson is facing this offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars is an interesting one, to say the least.
Unfortunately for Robinson, he suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury that required surgery to heal properly. He missed all of last season and at this point in time, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
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If Allen hits the free agency market if the Jaguars don’t franchise tag him, he will be a popular name among wide receivers potentially looking for new teams. The Jets shouldn’t pursue him since, in all reality, he had one huge sophomore season in 2015 but then didn’t live up to the big hype around him the following year.
Allen is a good wide receiver but he’ll more than likely need more time to rehab back into being the player he once was. It’s not easy to bounce back from a torn ACL injury and since the Jets are rebuilding the right way, it’s best to stay away from free agents that are coming off such serious injuries. Paying a lot of money for a player based on potential rather than reality tends to come back and haunt you.
Yeah, the Jets have a lot of salary cap money to play with this offseason but that shouldn’t mean to carelessly throw money at a player that might not have the same impact he once had this upcoming season. It’s best to not take such risks since they can save the money and look at other, healthier options at wide receiver in both free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft.