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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3. Wesley Walker, WR, NY Jets

Wesley Walker was a dynamic deep threat for the Jets from 1977 to 1989. Known for his blazing speed, Walker tormented defenses with his ability to stretch the field and make acrobatic catches. Walker's explosiveness and big-play ability made him a constant threat in the Jets' passing game.

Walker is one of the most intriguing receivers not just in Jets history but in NFL history. Walker played 13 NFL seasons, all with the Jets. In that time, he posted 438 catches, 8,306 yards, and 71 touchdowns.

He was the true definition of a hit-or-miss talent and a guy that could really take the top off of a defense. Walker would also add 27 catches for 486 yards in the playoffs.

Walker made the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1982 and made an All-Pro team in 1978. The 1978 season saw him catch only 48 passes but tally 1,169 yards for a staggering 24.4 yards per catch and 73.1 yards per game.

He averaged only three catches but over 73 yards per game. Walker led the league in all of those categories in 1978. Since 1978, there have only been four players to get to 1,000 yards on fewer catches than Walker.

He would repeat the feat in 1986, hauling in just 49 catches for 1,016 yards, making him only one of four players in league history to have multiple seasons of less than 50 catches and more than 1,000 yards. He also caught a career-high 12 touchdowns that season, one of the only years he would play with fellow Jets legend Al Toon.

Walker ranks second all-time in Jets history for receiving yards, fifth in receptions, and second in touchdowns. He also leads the team for most yards per reception in team history and ranks second in approximate value. Clearly, Walker is a top-three receiver in team history for sure.