New York Jets Need To Sign Top Free Agent Wide Receiver This Offseason

By Devin O'Barr
Jeremy Kerely catches a Touchdown
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Talk all you want about how bad Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow are but, it’s unfair to let the New York Jets mediocre wide receivers slide. In order for the Jets to make a run in the AFC East, they will need to sign a top-notch free agent wideout this offseason.

It appears the Jets are going to test their luck with Sanchez again this season, so why not go out and spend the money on a receiver this offseason–something they haven’t really had since bringing in an aging Santonio Holmes.

The year 2013 is jam-packed with wide receiver talent and it would make the most sense to go out and give the NFLs 30th ranked pass offense a boost. The future of the Jets at wide receiver is Jeremy Kerley, who led the team with 827 receiving yards at just 24 years old but, he needs a lot of help.

Mike Wallace is atop the list this summer, but Dwayne Bowe, Greg Jennings and Brian Hartline all headline the free agent wide receiver class.

Aside from Jennings, who was injured for much of 2012, all of these players contributed more to their teams in 2012 than anyone on the Jets not named Kerely. The Jets admitted weakness last year and drafted Stephen Hill with the 43rd overall pick, hoping the speedster would be able to take the lid off of a defense, but Hill caught just 21 balls in 2012 for 252 yards.

As of now, this team has no reason not to go out and spend some money on a wide receiver to go along Kerley like Bowe or Jennings especially if the team decides to deal top-notch corner back Darrelle Revis.

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