When it comes to solid wide receivers in the NFL, you can argue that James Jones is the poster child. If you look back over his career stats, he’s only had one standout season. The rest of them you can file in the ‘pretty good’ department.
If you think back to 2012, that’s when James really made a name for himself. He hauled in a by-far career number of touchdown passes (14) and started all 16 games.
Nowadays, Jones is a free agent, likely trying to find a new home after spending seven years with the Green Bay Packers. I suppose a re-signing in Green Bay isn’t completely out of the question, but I’ve yet to see a report stating that he’s going back.
At this point in the free agent game, the New York Jets appear to the front-runners for Jones. But as of the writing of this article, they still haven’t scheduled a visit for the WR. Some are speculating that this is because of the Eric Decker signing. It’s possible that the Jets are done inking WRs after dropping $36 million and that they’ll now turn their attention to the draft.
But for a team in desperate need of pass-catchers, I don’t know why they’d stop at Decker. He’s not good enough on his own to make the Jets passing offense respectable. Decker is not a No. 1 guy, but he’s easily the best WR in green right now. That’s a problem.
Maybe Jones wants too much money? If that’s the case, then fans shouldn’t be upset if he’s not inked. But if he’s willing to play for a fair price, the Jets should stop wasting time and sign him before some other team does.