New York Jets ultimate starting lineup – offense

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Wide Receiver Number Two: Don Maynard

OK we have our possession receiver on board, what’s next? What is the type of receiver we need on the other side of the field? A deep threat, of course. They need a player that can take the top off of the defense. Contrary to what some may think, Pennington can get the ball down field. He would do it very well with Maynard on the opposite side of Chrebet.

This one actually was a bit of a toss-up between Maynard and Wesley Walker. Maynard edges him out by being part of a championship. When putting together a roster, big game experience is important. I wanted to have someone on the team that could say they were a champion with the Jets.

It’s not as if Maynard doesn’t deserve the spot. He is the franchise leader in receptions (627). He averaged 18.7 yards per reception with the Jets (and the Titans). During the prime of his career, Maynard averaged over twenty yards per reception in three separate seasons. Keep in mind the ball didn’t fly all over the field like it does now. In 1968 for example, the best rushing offense averaged over 169 yards per game. In 2017, it was 141 yards.

Maynard was unique for his era and belongs on this team.