New York Jets Free Agent Candidate: WR Adam Humphries

Adam Humphries #10 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
Adam Humphries #10 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images) /

The New York Jets will be looking to add weapons to aid in the development of Sam  Darnold. A player that would make a difference is Adam  Humphries.

The New York Jets have begun what will be an enormously important off-season. Fans all know why.

Sam Darnold has the makings of finally being that quarterback we have all been waiting for. But they have to take care of him. They can’t screw this one up. It has to be done right and the time window is now. Darnold is under his rookie contract, and they have the cap room to get it done.

We talk a lot about the need for offensive line and a pass rush. They also need to line as many talented weapons around Darnold as possible. With not a ton of depth to go with Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson, there are openings.

One guy worth taking a look at is Adam Humphries.

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Humphries went to Tampa Bay as an undrafted rookie out of Clemson in 2015. He never scored more than two touchdowns or amassed more than 483 yards in a season.

He isn’t the prototypical size for today’s game, standing at a mere 5-11. He’s an inch taller than Julian Edelman but that’s not the prototype.

Humphries has had to fight for targets with players like Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard.

What has Humphries done for himself? Carved himself a role that has given him 105 targets and 76 receptions in 2018, good for 816 yards and five scores.

Even with that, he catches the passes that are thrown at him. Over the last two seasons, his catch percentage hasn’t dipped below 72%.

According to Pro Football Focus, Humphries also has never dropped more than four passes in a season.

Simply put, Adam Humphries is a reliable receiver that would pay big dividends paired up with Sam Darnold. His ability as a possession receiver will only enhance the openings down the field for a guy like Robby Anderson.

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The question is whether or not he will hit the open market. Don’t forget the Bucs have the opportunity to re-sign the wide receiver before he ever entertains another offer.

According to Spotrac, Humphries has a market value of approximately $10.4 million per year. The Jets can afford it if he shakes free.

He would be a big help.

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