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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8. Brandon Marshall, WR, NY Jets

Brandon Marshall's time with the Jets may have been relatively short (2015-16), but his impact was undeniable. Marshall's physicality, size, and route-running skills made him a formidable weapon in the Jets' passing attack.

In his first season with the team, he set the franchise record for most receptions and receiving yards in a single season. In that famous 2015 season, Marshall caught 109 passes for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Although his second year was far less fruitful, Marshall finished with 168 catches for 2,290 yards and 17 touchdowns with Gang Green. Some might argue these numbers don't merit his recognition on a top 10 list, but it's difficult to leave off someone who posted the single best season for any receiver in NY Jets history.

For further justification, in just two seasons, Marshall ranks 26th all-time in yards, 27th in catches, and 19th in touchdowns in team history. Remember, he only played two years with the team.

Additionally, no one can argue the career of Marshall, who litters the NFL record books as a receiver. Marshall ranks 23rd all-time in receiving yards, 16th all-time in catches, and 25th all-time in touchdowns.

Whenever an all-time great has an all-time season for a team, they deserve to be recognized. This is especially true for the Jets, who lack a deep list of proven and long-term pass catchers.

7. Santana Moss, WR, NY Jets

Santana Moss played a key role in the Jets' offense from 2001 to 2004. His speed and ability to create separation made him a dangerous weapon in both the short and deep passing game. Moss had a knack for making big plays, and he remains one of the Jets' all-time leaders in receiving yards and touchdowns.

Moss was a difference-maker as a receiver with the swagger and attitude to match his performances. He and teammate Laveraneus Coles (who may appear later) formed a dynamic pair in the early 2000s. Moss would end up catching 151 passes for over 2,400 yards and 19 touchdowns.

In his four seasons with the team, the Jets would make the playoffs three times, including wins over the Colts in 2001 and the Chargers in 2004. His best season with the team came in 2003 when Moss posted 74 catches for 1,100 yards but was most certainly snubbed from a Pro Bowl bid.

Moss would go on to make a Pro Bowl in 2005 with Washington, where he finished with 581 catches and 7867 yards across 10 seasons with the team. Again, had he spent more time with the Jets, he would fall far higher on the list.