The NY Jets have had their fair share of exceptional wide receivers throughout their storied history. These players have left an indelible mark on the franchise, from game-breaking speedsters to reliable possession receivers.
Although, recently, the passing game has struggled to develop, impacting the wide receiver group, there have been numerous receivers that have stood out from the rest of the pack.
The most difficult part of creating this list was considering how much weight to give to guys that played multiple years with the Jets versus veterans that only had short stints with the club.
In recent memory, the veterans seemed to have the greatest impact, with guys such as Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker having some great seasons with Gang Green.
Another difficult consideration was how to evaluate players that played before the rise of the passing offense. For example, players from the '50s, '60s, and '70s had far fewer opportunities traditionally to catch the ball since the amount of passing attempts per game was far less than what we see today. Was it better to catch 50 passes in 1975 or 75 passes in 2010?
The final point to make is that when making rankings such as this, individual bias will always exist. I worked to keep this as unbiased as possible, though some recency bias did work its way in.
I am only 26 years old, and despite being a lifelong fan of the Jets and attending games since I was 18 months old, some more recent players might have been given an advantage over others.
Without further ado, this article will explore the top 10 wide receivers in New York Jets' history, celebrating their contributions and impact on the team's legacy.