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NY Jets: Adjusting WR corps expectations after two weeks

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NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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The NY Jets' dynamic rookie: Elijah Moore

This offseason, the Jets landed Ole Miss wideout Elijah Moore, who many regarded as one of the steals of the draft.

With the ability to play outside or in the slot, Moore was expected to have an immediate impact on the offense. Some even thought he could go as far as reaching the 1,000 yards receiving mark.

While 15 games remain, the lack of touches for Moore through two weeks is surprising. Despite playing 82 percent of offensive snaps, Moore only has five receptions for 44 yards on 12 targets. This is even more underwhelming considering injuries threw Moore into the starting lineup right away.

As previously mentioned, there is plenty of time left in the season, and Moore is coming off a four reception, 47-yard game. Maybe Moore does not make the immediate impact many thought he would.

Even so, expect Moore to be regarded as one of the Jets' most dangerous threats come season’s end.

The forgotten man in the slot: Jamison Crowder

Last season, Jamison Crowder had one of the best years of his career, despite only playing in 12 games. He finished with 59 receptions for 699 yards and six touchdowns.

Coming into the season, the expectation was for Crowder to take a step back, but still provide Wilson with an elusive weapon underneath.

Yet, Crowder has been absent the first two weeks. Initially, Crowder missed time on the COVID-19 list but is now dealing with a groin injury. In a contract year, starting out missing time is not the way Crowder envisioned the 2021 season going.

Heading into Week 3, Crowder is viewed as a game-time decision. Injuries have plagued him in his career, and hopefully, this will be it when it comes to missing time this season. Either way, the Jets need him on the field sooner than later to give Wilson another target.

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