NY Jets see Corey Davis as a 'really good No. 2' wide receiver

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The NY Jets could be in the market for a wide receiver this offseason. Even after adding both Corey Davis and Elijah Moore a year ago, it's clear that there's still work to be done.

The Jets realize this, and although they remain high on both Davis and Moore, they're aware that they don't have a true No. 1 receiver on the roster right now.

Perhaps Moore can eventually develop into that, but as far as Davis goes, the Jets reportedly see the former first-round pick as "a really good No. 2, not a No. 1," as told by Connor Hughes of The Athletic.

Hughes insisted that the Jets "love Davis," but compared his signing to the addition of Eric Decker back in 2014. The Jets are still searching for their Brandon Marshall to pair with Davis.

The NY Jets are in search of a No. 1 wide receiver even with Corey Davis on the roster

Hughes said that the Jets would love for a reality that sees a true No. 1 wide receiver and Corey Davis at outside receiver and Moore in the slot. Of course, accomplishing that isn't an easy task.

No. 1 receivers don't just grow on trees. The Jets paid Davis pretty good money last offseason signing him to a three-year, $37.5 million contract in the hope that he could fill that de facto No. 1 role in their offense.

That plan didn't exactly come to fruition, however, as Davis struggled his way to arguably the worst season of his career. The 27-year-old finished with just 34 catches for 492 yards and four touchdowns and was limited to only nine games due to a groin injury.

The Jets could realistically cut ties with Davis after this coming season with less than $1 million in dead cap space making this upcoming campaign a crucial one for the former Tennessee Titans wideout.

Meanwhile, expect the Jets to explore any and all options as it pertains to adding a game-changing wide receiver this offseason. That includes the draft, free agency, and even the trade market.

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The Jets want to surround Zach Wilson with as much talent as possible. Having Corey Davis as their No. 1 wide receiver just isn't going to cut it.