It was reported this morning that the New York Jets will cut WR Stephen Hill today, who was drafted by the team in 2012. Although Hill was hoped to become the next Calvin Johnson, with his 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame and versatile speed, the prophecy was never fulfilled. Most fans are rejoicing today, since Hill was an unfortunate disappointment during his time with the Jets and apparently a waste of a second-round draft pick. But with Hill gone, the pressure will be on the remaining Jets receivers to boost up the passing game.
Eight WRs are left on the roster, that is until the clock strikes 4 p.m. today, and then only five will likely remain. This cut will hopefully allow the Jets’ offense to reach the glory that its defense has enjoyed over the past few years. But know there are no excuses. Jets fans (including myself) can no longer complain that we can’t score points because the QB has no one to throw to.
QB Geno Smith now has prime targets who can play in the slot or blaze deep down the field. Veteran WRs Eric Decker, David Nelson and Jeremy Kerley are definitely on the final roster and need to step up this season if the Jets want to have a contending offense. One or two more training camp receivers, such as Greg Salas and Saalim Hakim, have a chance to make it on the roster as well. Nevertheless, if the team can’t put points on the board this year with such great receivers, there’s no telling what their problem is or how to fix it.