Making the case for Marqise Lee to the Jets in free agency
The New York Jets need to add a few more offensive weapons as if Marqise Lee becomes a free agent this offseason, he would be a smart pickup.
Last season, no wide receiver on the New York Jets achieved over 1,000 yards or even double-digit touchdowns for that matter. The offense was a bit confusing at times with the majority of it relying heavily on the pass which turned the unit into a one-dimensional system. Even with that, the Jets wide receiver corps, with the exception of Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse, wasn’t an efficient one.
With free agency coming up in a few months, the Jets would be wise to add another wide receiver or two in order to add better depth to the positional group. With his offseason arrest, there is no guarantee Anderson will even be back next season and Quincy Enunwa is returning from a severe neck injury.
If Enunwa is not the same player he was before his unfortunate injury last year, the Jets will have some serious problems at wide receiver. For the Jets, free agency can help add a solid wide receiver if Marqise Lee ends up testing it.
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Set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Lee is very underrated and won’t exactly break the bank if the Jets want to acquire his services. He’s a smart receiver that does well in route-running and brings a solid amount of experience to the table.
In his four years so far with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Lee has totaled 2,166 receiving yards, 171 receptions, and eight touchdowns. His 12.7 yards per reception will undoubtedly help to keep those chains moving as the Jets need players like him that can add a nice dimension on offense.
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Hopefully, the Jets add players like Lee and perhaps another via free agency or the 2018 NFL Draft. With the uncertainty on how the Jets wide receiver corps will look like come Week 1 of next season, it’s always good to have more options just in case things don’t turn out as envisioned. Lee is just 26-years-old and could be a decent slot receiver for the Jets as they continue rebuilding the right way.