NY Jets: 4 biggest disappointments of the 2021 season so far

NY Jets, Corey Davis
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2. Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets

Corey Davis was signed to be the Jets' No. 1 receiver in the offseason. The former top-five pick was handed a three-year, $37.5 million contract and asked to be the guy for the first time in his career.

Things started off great in Week 1 as Davis finished as the team's leading receiver hauling in five catches for 97 yards. It's been downhill since, however.

Most concerning is the fact that Davis has already registered five drops in just five games this season. He finished with only three drops throughout the entire 2020 campaign and just four the year prior.

Davis really hasn't had issues with drops since his rookie season, but even then, he's never dropped passes at a rate even close to this.

It's unclear what's sparked this recent case of butterfingers, but whatever it is, it's hurting Zach Wilson and the Jets' offense.

Davis is still on pace to put up career numbers as he has 20 catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns through five games. At that rate, he'll surpass his career-highs in all three major receiving categories.

But volume stats don't tell the whole story. Davis' drops have prevented him from being the playmaker that he could be for the Jets' offense.

The Jets expected more from a player they signed to be their best wide receiver in the offseason.