3 Low-Cost Wide Receivers the Jets Can Still Target in Free Agency

The New York Jets need to upgrade the WR room and there are some quality options on the market.
General manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh at the New York Jets Rookie Camp, held at
General manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh at the New York Jets Rookie Camp, held at / Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY
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2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a playmaker who has experience playing with QB Aaron Rodgers. These two men suited up in Green Bay from 2018-2021 and had a great connection with one another.

Valdes-Scantling uses his deep speed to stretch the field and already has a good rapport with Rodgers. His best season came in 2020 with the Packers, where he finished with 690 receiving yards and six scores.

Furthermore, 13 of his 16 career receiving touchdowns have come from Rodgers. With the need at WR, it makes a lot of sense for the Jets to add him into the fold.

In his six-year career, Valdes-Scantling has reeled in 3,155 receiving yards with 17 yards per reception.

1. Tyler Boyd

Tyler Boyd is a name that has been linked to the Jets over the past few days. Mark Kaboly of the Athletic said the Jets are a dark horse to sign Boyd with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers also in play.

Zack Rosenblatt of the Athletic added that some Jets players have been recruiting Boyd to town.

The 29-year-old would be an excellent addition to the WR room. Boyd has outstanding hands and runs crisp routes. The Pittsburgh product can line up in both the slot and on the outside.

Boyd has compiled 6,000 receiving yards in his career, including two 1,000-yard campaigns under his belt. Another underrated factor is Boyd's availability. He's played in 15-plus games in six seasons.

Boyd would give the Jets a veteran pass-catcher who compliments Garrett Wilson well.

Regardless of who they add to their receiver corps, the Jets will likely start the season as an underdog to win the AFC East. They are currently behind the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins at +280 to win the division.

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