Latest Jets Rumor Centers on Big Wide Receiver Addition

The New York Jets will be looking to make a meaningful move at receiver

East Rutherford, NJ     December 3, 2023 -- Allen Lazard of the Jets during pre game warm ups.
East Rutherford, NJ December 3, 2023 -- Allen Lazard of the Jets during pre game warm ups. / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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The New York Jets offseason will feature a bunch of moves to improve the roster in hopes of a deep postseason run.

Things didn't go as planned in 2023 with New York logging a 7-10 record and missing the playoffs for the 13th straight year. The Jets were 31st in the NFL in total offense (268.6), 30th in pass offense (171.7), and 29th in points per game (15.8).

The aerial attack struggled tremendously as Garrett Wilson was the only consistent receiver for New York. Allen Lazard was brought over to be the No. 2 option in the passing game but that never came to fruition. Lazard signed a four-year deal for $44 million, which included $22 million guaranteed.

In his first season in the Big Apple, he recorded 23 receptions for 311 yards and one touchdown, which were his lowest numbers since 2018. Things were so bad for Lazard in 2023 that he was a healthy scratch for three games.

The Iowa State product will be back in New York in 2024 as he's due $10 million guaranteed, but that won't stop New York from looking to upgrade the position. According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, the Jets are "hoping to make a significant addition through trade, free agency or the draft."

Whatever addition the Jets make to the wide receiver room will have an impact on Lazard. New York looks to get an upgrade at the position which would bump Lazard down to the No. 3 receiver, a spot they believe he's better suited for.

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