Jamison Crowder will be a productive option for the New York Jets

Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins, New York Jets (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins, New York Jets (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

As the New York Jets continue to rebuild their offense for the new season, Recently signed Jamison Crowder could be the extra playmaker they needed.

Only a few days until the New York Jets open training camp in preparation for the 2019 season showcasing plenty of new faces. A new addition to the receiver core this season is former Washington Redskins playmaker Jamison Crowder who looks to be the extra weapon Sam Darnold needs in the offense.

Crowder signed with the Jets as a free agent in March to a three-year, 28.5 million dollar deal firmly positioning high on the team’s receiver depth chart. He is an explosive target that can make big plays down the field when he’s healthy for an entire season. Crowder struggled last season with a bad ankle injury while with the Redskins resulting in his worst season as a professional.

The former Duke Blue Devil’s star hauled in only 29 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns. He missed seven games last season as the Redskins fell apart towards the end of the year due to the injury bug throughout the roster when healthy Crowder can be used as Danny Amendola or Jarvis Landry type of receiver primarily in the slot because of his small stature and incredible speed.

Jets head coach Adam Gase recently spoke with reporters about the possibilities Crowder can provide to the Jets growing offensive game plan.

"“He has an explosiveness after the catch that you don’t see a ton of,” coach Adam Gase regarding Crowder, “A lot of the slot receivers, historically have been not guys that are threats down the field. He’s a threat down the field, but at the same time he can catch it and create, which is going to be interesting for us because we’ve never had a guy who can really juice it up.”"

"“That spot is important to us,” Gase said regarding this specific job. “[It] really kind of creates the tempo of the offense. If you want to be on the ball and go fast-paced, that guy is the guy who moves all the time. . . . He has to understand the game like a quarterback does. The best ones I’ve been around, they naturally have that understanding of the flow of the game. They know how to set the tempo of the game. I feel like he’s kind of a guy who fits that role.”"

Crowder will be paired often with one of the Jets other speedy receivers Robby Anderson hoping to create matchup problems down the field for defenders. The addition of former Steeler Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell should also play nicely into possible play-action scenarios if Darnold sees fit. This combination should put up big numbers in theory, especially with Gase’s history with transforming offensive playbooks.

Next. Robby Anderson needs a fast start to the season. dark

The only real issue that seems to surface with Crowder is his health, and the Jets will need to keep an eye on that to ensure a full roster for opening week.