4 NY Jets free agents the team could still re-sign this offseason

NY Jets, Keelan Cole
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4. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets

The Jets remain in the market for a high-profile wide receiver this offseason. After missing out on the likes of Calvin Ridley, Amari Cooper, and Tyreek Hill, the Jets are pretty desperate to add a player to their receiving corps.

That player could come in the 2022 NFL Draft where the Jets might use one of their two top-10 picks on a wide receiver. Or they could hope the trade market picks up again with someone like DK Metcalf becoming available.

If all else fails, they could bring back a familiar face in the form of Keelan Cole.

While certainly not as exciting or impactful as the other two options, Cole is a valuable depth piece who amazingly played more snaps than any other wide receiver on the roster last March.

Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract last offseason, Cole was fine in his role as a depth wide receiver, although injuries forced him onto the field more than the Jets had envisioned. The 28-year-old finished with 28 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown in 15 games.

The Jets could and hopefully will do better at the wide receiver position, but at the very least, Cole is a capable depth option the Jets could explore.

I doubt many fans are pleading with the team to bring him back, however.