Free Agency

3 free agents the NY Jets can target after the 2022 NFL Draft

NY Jets, Emmanuel Sanders
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1. The NY Jets could target wideout Emmanuel Sanders

While most of the Jets' wideout conversations have solely revolved around the potential trades for Deebo Samuel or D.K. Metcalf, the likeliness of these trades occurring without giving up loads of young talent the Jets possess seems unlikely.

That's why Emmanuel Sanders could be a good fit in New York.

In the 2021 NFL season, Sanders posted 626 yards on 42 receptions while also hauling in four touchdowns on the year. In the previous season, Sanders recorded 14.9 yards per reception which was tied for the highest in his career.

His total yards ranked 59th in the league last season while his 14.9 yards per reception ranked 15th in the league last season.

Before joining the Bills last season, Sanders played for the Saints in 2020 where he recorded 726 yards on 61 receptions bringing in five touchdowns. With that being said, it's proven that his production and consistency have been stable even as he ages.

Sanders, who's 35-years-old, is reaching the tail end of his career, but can still provide leadership to a young locker room whilst maintaining a solid stat line.

With the entirety of the Jets' wide receiver under 27-years-old and newly drafted young star Garrett Wilson being added to the roster, a veteran presence is much needed to mentor the young wide receiver corps.

If the Jets are able to offer a contract to Sanders within the range of $4-6 million on a one-year contract, the potential upside is tremendous.

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