Here we go again with Holmes. Rex Ryan recently acknowledged that the team’s big money WR is still not running and his target return date of Training Camp is in serious jeopardy. His injury was a category 4 Lisfranc, which is suffered mid play and decided to hand the ball to the defense instead of protecting it on his way down… a play that actually ranks below the butt fumble to me on the most absurd plays of last season.
John Idzik is going to need to find some WR help and fast or neither one of his potential QBs has any shot of productivity. Jeremy Kerley could be productive in the slot but Stephen Hill has only one NFL season under his belt where he is basically learning the route tree from scratch. TE is an absolute mess with Kellen Winslow the leader in the clubhouse to start day 1. So, without some help at WR, the Jets will either roll Sanchez out as the sacrificial lamb or ruin Geno Smith in his first year. Let’s take a look at a few potential Free Agent WRs that could be helpful…
1. Braylon Edwards: This one would make Jet fans happy. We all love Braylon. He plays hard and reminds us all of the days when there was at least some resemblance of a passing attack. The problem with this signing is that Braylon is Sanchez’s guy. If you sign him, you roll with Sanchez. He is vocal about his support of Mark and could create potential issues if Geno earns the job.
2. Randy Moss: This would be a Jets kind of signing here. All for media attention. If John Idzik makes this move, it shows that Woody and his guys are truly in charge of the roster and selling jerseys is really what matters.
3. Austin Collie: I wouldn’t hate this signing. Collie can still play a bit. He certainly doesn’t provide the resemblance of a #1, go up and get it, WR that the Jets need to at least fake having on their roster… but maybe Hill can emerge. Collie would make more sense if Kerley wasn’t productive.
4. Laurent Robinson: Robinson showed lots of life on the Cowboys when their WRs went down. He just seemed to always be open and Romo found him every time. After a quick offseason payday, he struggled last year. Not a terrible signing and could at least put a body on the field.
5. Brandon Lloyd: Lloyd did not have the year I thought he would in New England. I had him pegged for a clear #1 fantasy WR last year. My love of Lloyd has lasted since his early year circus catches in San Fran. This is who I want. He would bring a different level of credibility to the roster and, if successful, pave the way for Holmes to leave next season. Make it happen Idzik!