The New York Jets continue to aggressively chase the wide receiver market with their sights set on Allen Hurns. Plus, some Ring of Honor members finally gets long overdue recognition.
The New York Jets have done some serious flirting with a few big-name wide receivers on the market and some not-so-big names. Well, the latest candidate may not be a big name to Jets fans everywhere, but he should and that’s ex-Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 20, 2018
That’s exciting that Hurns, who many are saying has a big market, chose the Jets as his first visit. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has other plans, and with the New York City area set to receive up to a foot of snow on Wednesday, Hurns has changed his plans.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 21, 2018
While not ideal, it doesn’t mean that Hurns won’t visit with the Jets after the snow stops falling.
For those who don’t know about Hurns, here are some things to know:
- 26 years old
- Has 189 receptions, 2,669 yards, and 21 touchdowns over his four-year career.
- His best individual season was easily 2015 when he had 64 receptions for over 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.
While his stats aren’t crazy, they’re better than anything the Jets currently have at the position. Hurns’ old running mate (Allen Robinson) was someone Jets fans wanted, but it didn’t seem like the team prioritized wide receiver to that level.
Robinson ended up signing a monster deal with the Chicago Bears to the tune of three years, $42 million. Hurns isn’t expecting that kind of market, but he could be a perfect fit for the Jets who are seeking the services of a No. 1 wideout.
This is also a stern message to Robby Anderson that he isn’t irreplaceable.
1⃣: Gastineau & Klecko
Did we get it right? pic.twitter.com/Owc5TTGzcf
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 20, 2018
Plus, the Jets’ Twitter account has been having some cool Twitter poll votes and engaging content that deserves some love. So this poll was about who was the best defensive duo in history. Hopefully, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye are eventually considered here, but at this point, that’s wishful thinking.
The No. 1 pair was… (drum roll please):
Mark Gastineau and Joe Klecko will never get their proper due because of the NFL sack stat not becoming official until 1982 and thus missing a huge year for both of these players back in 1981. But Klecko will hopefully be headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame one of these years. A Pro Bowler at three different positions is pretty special and the New York Sack Exchange wasn’t so bad either.