NY Jets: 3 best value signings of the 2021 offseason

NY Jets, Keelan Cole
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NY Jets, Keelan Cole
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1. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets

Perhaps no signing has been overlooked more than that of former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole.

Cole joined the Jets on a one-year, $5.5 million deal in the offseason after four years spent in Jacksonville. And during his time with the Jaguars, he proved to be a capable target in the passing game — one that was utilized frequently.

Fresh off a 55-catch, 642-yard season, Cole would be a solid No. 3 receiver on a lot of teams around the league. But with the Jets, he's currently listed as the fifth receiver on the depth chart, assuming Jamison Crowder sticks around.

That doesn't mean he won't see his fair share of snaps, however.

Cole has experience lining up both on the outside and in the slot meaning that new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur shouldn't have trouble finding a role for him in the offense.

What's more, is that he's also expected to be in the mix for the punt returner job meaning that he could provide value on both offense and special teams.

The signing of Corey Davis got the attention in March. Elijah Moore's addition received widespread praise in late April.

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But Keelan Cole is not someone who should be overlooked. Especially at the price the Jets got him for.