New York Jets' Ineptitude At Wide Receiver Will Keep Team Out Of Playoffs

By Devin O'Barr
Geno Smith
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The New York Jets‘ wide receiving core is one of the biggest jokes in the NFL.

New York’s rag-tag group of receivers is so poor that recently-cut players like Greg Salas, Zach Sudfeld and Josh Cribbs are all playing big roles in the Jets’ offense. It’s just not fair that rookie quarterback Geno Smith is forced to throw passes to such inept targets in his first year. I understand that the Jets have an exceptional running game, but the lack of play-making wide receivers on the New York roster is bound to do the Jets in.

Anyone with an ounce of NFL acumen knows that football teams without weapons on the offensive side of the ball are at a total disadvantage. For example, the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl XLVII in large part because of veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin‘s historic postseason. Boldin is the type of physically-gifted target that a young signal-caller like Smith needs; instead the Jets have surrounded Smith with a bunch of castoffs.

New York currently sits at 4-4, which isn’t exactly a pitiful place to be. However, the Jets have done such a good job in the running game and on the defensive side of the ball that it’s just a downright shame that New York has not made a conservative effort to bring some talented wide receivers to town. Names like Josh Gordon and Hakeem Nicks were floated around this NFL Trade Deadline, but apparently the Jets are content with their current wide receiving core.

At the end of the day; Jets fans shouldn’t prepare for the postseason until management decides to surround Smith with an All-Pro wide receiver.

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