Ranking the NY Jets' 5 biggest disappointments of 2021

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

The Jets made one of the more notable additions of free agency when they signed former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million contract this past offseason.

The goal was for Davis to assume the de facto WR1 role in the offense with the former top-five pick coming off the best year of his career. And there was reason to be optimistic too.

In the end, Davis played just nine games finishing with 34 catches for 492 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged just over 54 yards per game and was on pace for right around 930 yards in a 17-game season.

Now, those numbers are far from awful, but easily the most concerning part of Davis' game, and the reason he lands on this list is due to his uncharacteristic string of drops/fumbles.

Entering the year, Davis had dropped only seven passes in his prior 29 games. Yet, in just nine games in 2021, Davis saw five passes go into the stat sheet as drops. He also fumbled twice in a season for the first time in his career, again despite only playing half the year.

He established an early chemistry with Zach Wilson, but his inconsistencies ultimately prevented him from being the player the Jets hoped he would. Hopefully this will just be a one-year outlier in his career and not a sign of things to come.