New York Jets: Top five free agent wide receiver targets

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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4. A.J. Green, Age 32

While there are plenty of reasons why A.J. Green won’t come to the New York Jets there is no reason why NYJ should not consider signing him. At the end of the day, he is A.J. Green, a player who is in the top 10 of both receiving yards and touchdowns since 2010. While he did not play last season due to an ankle injury, he still could be very effective in the Jets offense.

He is an absolute star and Cincinnati isn’t exactly going to pay big money for an older hero to be on a bad team. Yes, Green is older for an NFL receiver but his experience and high productivity would help the Jets for a season or two. Green’s career 8,907 yards speak for themselves making him the star NYJ is looking for if they want to win now.

3. Randall Cobb, Age 30

Not a star, per se, but Randall Cobb is cable of being a number one receiver. He had 828 yards last season which is third-most among free agents. In Dallas’ Jason Garrett/Kellen Moore run, offensive scheme, with Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliot, he was still able to have solid production.

Before going to the Cowboys, Cobb spent eight years in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers. That experience is definitely a plus. With 6,352 receiving yards for his career, he is a durable receiver who wants to win. Cobb has always been able to make some big plays as he has 12.1 average yards-per-reception over his nine-year career.

He hasn’t lost much either, finishing eighth among NFL wide receivers with an average of 6.2 yards-after-catch last season. Signing Cobb is definitely a win-now move. He is 30-years-old but having experience is not a bad thing. That experience and winning pedigree could be beneficial to developing Darnold and other young offensive guys in the locker room.