After watching former NY Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson break out for the Carolina Panthers, the need for an improved wide receiver corps has become even more apparent for the team.
Chris Herndon seemed to return to his rookie form in the final few games of the season, but with Breshad Perriman likely hitting the open market, wide receiver once again becomes a massive weakness for a roster with more glaring holes.
Thankfully, there are a few big names in the free agency pool this offseason. The Jets are likely to boast over $100 million to play with entering the 2021 league year and are almost certain to be aggressive.
They could use some of that cap space to upgrade one of the weakest position groups on the roster. Let’s take a look at five wide receivers the Jets could target in free agency.
5. The NY Jets could target Will Fuller
A former first-round pick, Will Fuller has battled injuries for a majority of his short career. When he can stay on the field, similar to Jamison Crowder, he is a force to be reckoned with.
Tallying close to 900 yards and eight touchdowns in just 11 games, Fuller showed he could be an excellent receiver in 2020.
Ironically, the Notre Dame product still couldn’t finish a full season, as he was suspended for the remainder of the 2020 season for violating the league’s PED policy.
Fuller is just 27-years-old, and will likely be a cheaper addition to the roster. Coming off the best season of his career, Fuller won’t be as hot of a commodity as some others on this list. If the Jets end up signing Will Fuller, it could be on a short-term contract.
It’s evident that Joe Douglas is a fan of one-year deals, as evident with his contracts with Brian Poole and Breshad Perriman. Assuming the Jets aren’t desperate to add Fuller to the roster, a short-term deal might be enough to land him.
A one or two-year contract might be the best idea, as it would be a test for Fuller’s ability to stay on the field. It would be a low-risk, high reward deal for the Jets.