There have been a few free agents who I’ve written articles about the Jets signing, including Allen Robinson and Tyrann Mathieu. So far the team hasn’t signed a one, but here’s hoping that this article breaks the trend.
In theory, the Jets already have a decent receiving corps with Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson and two very young receivers with potential in Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart.
However, this unit comes with a lot of question marks. How will Enunwa fair after coming back from injury? Will Robby Anderson be able to stay out of trouble and will he be suspended for his past discretions? Can Hansen and Stewart actually capitalize on their potential?
In all likelihood Enunwa will probably be fine, Anderson will probably serve a two game suspension at most, and it seems like at least one of the two former rookies will develop into a decent/good piece.
But, with the Jets essentially guaranteed to pick a rookie quarterback in the upcoming draft, why take any chances? Allen Hurns and Terrelle Pryor are both on the market and either one would be great for a rookie quarterback’s development. They are both big bodied and can help save the Jets from the endzone struggles they suffered last season. They both have experience working with inexperienced quarterbacks, Hurns with Blake Bortles and Pryor with Cody Kessler.
I’d rather the Jets choose Pryor because I believe he is more athletic than Hurns and his last thousand-yard season was only two years ago as opposed to Hurns’ which came three years ago. Pryor also has more experience acting as a number one receiver, which it is likely either of these guys would be on the Jets.
Hurns, however, is two years younger than Pryor and perhaps has more potential, so Jets fans shouldn’t be upset if he’s the one Gang Green goes with.
Either way, the Jets should be fine if they sign either of these two. They definitely have enough cap space to and the team should be trying to do everything it can to ensure the successful development of whoever they draft. Pryor or Hurns could prove to be invaluable in that respect.
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