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

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6. The NY Jets can sign Odell Beckham Jr.

This would be fun, wouldn't it? Despite persistent rumors, Odell Beckham Jr. never signed with a team last season as he continued to rehab from the torn ACL he suffered in Super Bowl LVI.

Beckham expects to be ready in time for the 2023 season and will likely be signed by a team within the coming months. Could that team be the Jets? It's probably unlikely, but they're likely monitoring his market.

We haven't seen a healthy Beckham in a few years now, but he put up some numbers after being traded to the Rams in 2021. If Beckham can even reclaim 70% of his former All-Pro form, some team might land a steal this offseason.

5. The NY Jets can sign Randall Cobb

There is only one scenario where it makes sense for the Jets to sign Randall Cob, and I think you all know what that scenario is. Cobb has played all but two of his 12 seasons with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.

While Cobb is far from the dynamic slot receiver he used to be, the former Pro Bowler is still a reliable depth receiver and someone who could very easily fill that WR4 role on the Jets' roster.

Wherever Rodgers goes in 2023, expect Cobb to follow.

4. The NY Jets can sign D.J. Chark

D.J. Chark signed a one-year, $10 million, prove-it deal with the Detroit Lions last offseason after an up-and-down four years in Jacksonville. A former 1,000-yard receiver, Chark missed the majority of the 2021 season due to an ankle injury and missed time due to another ankle injury in 2022.

When on the field, Chark is an explosive deep threat who provides value to any NFL offense. Unfortunately, he's yet to play a full season and has missed 19 of a possible 34 games over the last two years.

I'd expect the Jets to look for a more dependable replacement for Corey Davis in free agency. Why replace one injury-prone receiver with a more injury-prone receiver?