Ranking the top 12 free agent WRs the NY Jets can sign in 2023

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12. The NY Jets can sign Darius Slayton

The New York Giants' receiving corps was one of the worst in football this past season, but one player who found some success as the team's leading receiver was Darius Slayton.

The former fifth-round pick plummeted down the depth chart only to return in a prominent role this past season. Slayton finished with 46 catches for 724 yards and two touchdowns in what was a modestly productive year.

However, Slayton's seven drops will likely scare teams away. He's now dropped a whopping 19 passes over the last three seasons. That will certainly limit his market.

11. The NY Jets can sign Mack Hollins

Mack Hollins' career year in 2022 pretty much came out of nowhere. The well-traveled veteran wideout had never recorded more than 16 catches in a season prior to 2022.

That was until he finished with 57 catches for 690 yards and four touchdowns in what was a true breakout campaign at the ripe age of 29. Injuries to the likes of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller allowed Hollins to take on a larger role and, to his credit, he made the most of his opportunity.

Hollins makes a ton of sense as a target for the Jets if they do sign Derek Carr. He likely shouldn't be treated as a starting-caliber option, but you could do worse than Hollins as your WR4.

10. The NY Jets can sign Marvin Jones Jr.

Marvin Jones Jr. has put together a very successful 11-year NFL career, but at the age of 32 (he turns 33 next month), it's fair to wonder how much he really has left in the tank.

Jones finished with 46 catches for just 529 yards and three touchdowns in 2022 — the worst statistical season of his career since his rookie year (save for an injury-riddled 2018 campaign).

The Jets can do better than an aging Marvin Jones Jr.