Ranking the NY Jets and every AFC East wide receiver room

Do the Jets have the best wide receiver room in the AFC East?
NY Jets, Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis
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The NY Jets made strides to improve their wide receiver room this offseason, signing the likes of Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, and Randall Cobb. They join a talented position group that also features Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis.

The Jets are high on their group of wide receivers entering the 2023 season, evidenced by the fact that they have publicly expressed their lack of interest in free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

That doesn't mean they have the best wide receiver corps in their division, however. The AFC East is loaded with talented wide receivers, and could become even more loaded if Hopkins joins the division.

As of right now, however, which AFC East team has the best wide receiver room? Let's take a closer look.

4. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are the only team in the AFC East without a solidified No. 1 receiver. The team signed JuJu Smith-Schuster to join veterans DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne to form a solid but unspectacular wide receiver group.

Smith-Schuster is coming off his best season since his breakout 2018 campaign, but he's not exactly a true WR1. The same is true for Parker, who managed just 539 yards in 13 games last season.

Perhaps 2022 second-round pick Tyquan Thornton can take on a larger role this season. Thornton certainly has the speed to contribute on offense, but New England doesn't seem to be in any rush to get him further involved.

The Patriots could upgrade their wide receiver room in a big way if they signed Hopkins, but even still, it likely wouldn't take them out of the fourth spot on this list.