Jets Have Wide Choice At Wide Receiver

​For the past few years, the Jets have been addressing their wide receiver position.

​Heading into the 2018 season, they now have to sort it out.

​The Jets will begin camp next week with 17 players at the position. Depth isn’t a problem, but finding the right mix and quality is.

​Putting his off-the-field issues aside, Robbie Anderson is the team’s best deep threat and has all the qualities of the gamebreaker they have been seeking as he just fell short of 1,000 yard receiving last year.

Jermaine Kearse proved to be a steal last year in a trade for Sheldon Richardson. He brought a veteran presence and a needed possession receiver. There already has been some speculation that he will be the victim of a numbers’ game, but the Jets need to keep him.

Quincy Enunwa is back after his neck injury, and he can be their slot receiver. Before the injury, he loomed as the team’s top receiver. No, it will depend on how Enunwa responds with his injury in training camp.

The biggest wildcard in camp will be Terrell Pryor. He has a disappointing season in Washington last year after a breakout year in Cleveland. Pryor is a large target, one that has been missing from the Jets’ landscape.

If he excels in the preseason, Pryor could make a huge difference in the makeover of the position.

ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, the two rookie wunderkinds from last season,  could both be on the bubble. Stewart, who showed flashes last season, likely hurt his chances with a two-game suspension for violation of the league’s enhancing drugs policy.


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Jeff Moeller

Jeff Moeller has been covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and college football and basketball as well as high school sports on a national and local scene for the past 39 years. He has been a Jets and Giants beat reporter for the past 13 years.

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