3. What does the future hold for the NY Jets at wide receiver?
Two wide receivers on the Jets roster are already locked into starting roles with the team in 2022 — second-round rookie Elijah Moore and recent injured reserve addition Corey Davis.
Moore is beginning to emerge as perhaps the Jets' best offensive player while Davis will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing first year in green and white. But the rest of the group behind them remains somewhat of a mystery.
It's unlikely that Jamison Crowder will be back, but what about Keelan Cole? What about Braxton Berrios or even Denzel Mims? Cole and Berrios are free agents at the end of the year and Mims hasn't done anything to solidify a role moving forward.
That's why these final five weeks will be crucial as the Jets attempt to figure out what their long-term future is at the wide receiver position.
Mims will likely step into the de facto Corey Davis role while Cole should see an increase in playing time as well. Berrios, on the other hand, continues to maximize his snaps and is making a strong case to return next season.
Nothing is certain, however. Perhaps the player with the most to lose or gain is Mims. A strong performance down the stretch could legitimately earn him a role in 2022. But if he struggles, there's no guarantee he's even on the roster to begin next season.
The Jets have some interesting decisions to make at the wide receiver position in the offseason. And those decisions could come down to what happens over the final five weeks of the season.