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Jets wide receiver corps could be a nightmare in 2018

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets reaches for what would be an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 3, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets reaches for what would be an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 3, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets are hoping their wide receiver corps will be a strength on offense but reality says it could be an absolute nightmare this upcoming season.

As the New York Jets prepare for the upcoming season, there is a lot of hope that they can bounce back after two straight losing seasons. Their offense last year left much to the imagination as they had a plethora of problems from doing the basics. Hence the final record of 5-11 when facing better football teams.

The Jets offense was a mess as they weren’t able to consistently score touchdowns, convert easy 3rd down situations, or even keep those chains moving with first downs. The Jets wide receiver corps was okay but it was mostly wide receiver Robby Anderson that led the way.

In 2017, Anderson totaled 941 receiving yards, 63 receptions, and seven touchdowns. As Anderson is preparing for his third season with the Jets, he could find himself suspended by the NFL due to his offseason distractions.

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What happens if Anderson gets suspended by the league for a game or two? The next best receiver on the Jets is Quincy Enunwa who is coming off a severe neck injury that required surgery to fix. He missed all of last season as there is no guarantee he’ll be coming back as the same player Jets fans saw be a difference-maker on the gridiron.

After Anderson and Enunwa, the next best Jets wide receiver is Jermaine Kearse who put up a respectable year in his first season with the team in 2017. The only problem is he’s more of a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver and not much of a No. 1 option. After these three players, the rest of the Jets wide receiver corps is filled with a lot of huge question marks.

Terrelle Pryor, Chad Hansen, ArDarius Stewart, and Charone Peake are the most notable names out of the bunch but again, all don’t bring much to the table. Pryor is still dealing with a lingering ankle injury dating back to last year with the Washington Redskins. Hansen and Stewart did a whole bunch of nothing for the Jets in their rookie seasons last year and Peake is the forgotten man out the group.

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If Anderson is suspended and Enunwa isn’t able to play like he used to, the Jets could start out the season with Kearse as their main receiver and a bunch of unknowns that might not be ready to contribute at the pro level. Hopefully, things work out but reality says that this wide receiver corps of the Jets will likely bring a lot of frustration in 2018. If injuries start to pile up as well, that frustration will easily turn into nightmares from a positional group that might be lacking talent.

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