3 ideal WR targets for the NY Jets in 2024 free agency

These free-agent wide receivers would be perfect for the Jets

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3. The NY Jets could target Tyler Boyd

Our third and final player is Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd. He's spent the entirety of his eight-year career with Cincinnati and is set to hit the open market for the first time.

Boyd is as fantastic an option for the Jets as the Jets are for Boyd. The 29-year-old spent the first few years of his career in the shadows of A.J. Green and had just one season in the spotlight before the Bengals added Ja'Marr Chase.

Needless to say, Boyd is the type of receiver that can produce even if he isn't getting a majority of the target share, and that's exactly what the Jets need.

No, Garrett Wilson wouldn't lose WR1 snaps to a guy like Boyd, but it shouldn't matter, at least not as much as it did in Cincinnati when he was behind Chase and Tee Higgins. The offense and Rodgers need a good slot receiver and Boyd fits that mold spectacularly.

In 2023, Boyd spent more time in the slot than all but one other NFL receiver and finished with 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns while the combo of Chase and Higgins combined for almost 2,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

Signing Boyd and using a Day 2 pick in the draft on a wideout would be a win for Joe Douglas, and after Mike Evans and Tee Higgins both signed new deals, it may be the Jets' best option.

All three of these receivers are safe and ideal options in their own regard, and it would be nice to see any of them in green and white next season. The new league year is just days away and Jets brass certainly has their work cut out for them.

I'm sure Rodgers will be vocal about who he wants to bring in to the offense, and if a trade for his old friend in Las Vegas doesn't happen, I'm sure at least one of these receivers will be on his list.

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