NY Jets roster: 3 players whose role will decrease in 2021

NY Jets roster, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets roster, Jamison Crowder
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1. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets

Perhaps the position that received the greatest makeover in the offseason was the wide receiver position. Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, and Elijah Moore were all added to join a receiving corps that left a lot to be desired last season.

Davis and Cole are penciled in as starters on the outside while Moore looks like a potential superstar in the making. It's going to be difficult to keep any of those three players off the field.

For that reason, the returning members of the 2020 Jets wide receiver room are all likely to receive fewer snaps this season. But none will be affected more than Jamison Crowder.

The Jets leading receiver in each of the last two seasons, Crowder suddenly found himself on the chopping block following the selection of Moore in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The 28-year-old agreed to a significant pay cut to remain with the team, but he won't be playing the same role he has the last two years.

Moore will likely take away many of Crowder's snaps in the slot, and that's excluding the likes of Cole and Braxton Berrios who each could see some usage in the slot as well.

Crowder will still be a part of the offense and, even right now, he's probably the favorite to be the Week 1 starting slot receiver. But it won't be long before Moore leapfrogs him on the depth chart.

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