Ranking the top 10 wide receivers in NY Jets history

From Don Maynard to Brandon Marshall, here is our list of the greatest wide receivers in New York Jets history.
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10. Jerricho Cotchery, WR, NY Jets

Jerricho Cotchery was a steady presence for the Jets from 2004 to 2010. While not the flashiest receiver, Cotchery's reliability and consistency made him a favorite among Jets fans. His sure hands and precise route-running helped him establish himself as a reliable possession receiver for the team.

In his seven seasons with the Jets, which featured runs to back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances, Cotchery amassed 358 catches for over 4,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. Never the feature receiver, he truly excelled coming across the middle of the field and making the difficult catches in tight windows.

Perhaps the play that fans will remember the most is one of the final plays of Cotchery's career with the Jets. In a critical November game against Cleveland, Cotchery suffered a torn groin while running a route.

However, never being one to quit, Cotchery continued to play, working back across the field to make a crucial diving catch on third down, leading to the overtime win. Without the effort, the Jets may not win the game, make the playoffs, or make their run to the AFC Championship Game.

9. Rob Moore, WR, NY Jets

Rob Moore was a consistent performer for the Jets from 1990 to 1994. He combined excellent speed with precise route-running, making him a dangerous threat in the passing game.

Despite only playing five seasons with the Jets, Moore still managed to earn his way onto the Jets' leaderboards in catches (306), yards (4,258), and touchdowns (22). Moore made the Pro Bowl with the team in 1994 behind a 78-catch and 1,000-yard season.

Moore went on to have an even more (pun intended) illustrious career with the Arizona Cardinals after his time with the Jets ended. In five seasons with the Cardinals Moore caught 322 passes for 5,100 yards and 27 touchdowns, earning his second Pro Bowl nominee in 1997 as well as first-team All-Pro in the same year.

Had Moore stuck around in New York, he would have found himself much higher on this list. Nonetheless, his contributions, as well as earning a Pro Bowl nominee with the Jets, earns him a top-10 ranking for sure.