Rich Cimini of the NY Daily News wrote today that the Jets are looking to trade for a wide receiver. It is no secret that the Jets have nothing but question marks beyond Jerricho Cotchery. When they let Lavernues Coles go this offseason, he was not replaced. Although Coles probably isn’t on the level of a star # 1 wideout anymore they have nothing but inexperience lined up to replace him.
Chansi Stuckey and David Clowney both are good prospects but are they ready for prime time? Brad Smith and Wallace Wright are solid special teamers but ideally would be your 4th and 5th wideouts.
The Jets have one of the most inexperienced receiving corps in the league, the reliable Jerricho Cotchery and four other veterans with a combined total of 110 catches. The organization doesn’t believe the picture is as bleak as some are painting it, but it wouldn’t mind adding a proven playmaker.
If the Jets do add a veteran, it probably won’t be a free agent such as Marvin Harrison.
Another name to watch is the Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe,, a former first-round pick. He caught 86 balls for 1,022yards on an awful team last season, but he’s had a difficult transition under new coach Todd Haley. He may have played his way out of the doghouse with five catches in the preseason opener, but the Chiefs are rebuilding and will move a player if he doesn’t fit their long-term plans.
The Giants are another team that bears watching. They have a glut of receivers, and the Jets are wondering if one, perhaps Sinorice Moss, will become available.