Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets are reportedly interested in former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief.
Moncrief, 25, is a free agent after spending just one season in Florida. Over a 16-game slate in 2018, the Mississippi product tallied 668 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 48 total grabs.
Prior to his brief Jags stint, he played in Indy.
Drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft (90th overall), Moncrief compiled 1,875 yards and 18 scores on 152 receptions. Twenty-fifteen served as his best campaign. That year with Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck, the kid finished with 733 yards and six touchdowns on 64 catches.
Interestingly, Moncrief always shines when taking on the Jets. As Mehta notes, he’s tallied over 100 yards in two of the three games he’s lined up against New York. Moncrief also scored a touchdown in all three contests.
The reported interest makes sense.
With few notable weapons at Sam Darnold‘s disposal, at least one legitimate wideout needs to be had this spring (by way of the open market). Quincy Enunwa represents the tough possession guy and is locked in for the long-haul. Robby Anderson is a restricted free agent and if tendered, which is likely, will rake in $3.1 million the coming year.
Other options include Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown, who’s currently looking for a new home but will take assets to acquire. Free agent slot master Adam Humphries is also an option. He’s heading into unrestricted free agency after a solid run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Moncrief is a legitimate outside threat. He’s also played the slot throughout this young NFL career.
Donte Moncrief isn’t a huge name that’ll have the fans hot and heavy, but he certainly makes sense at a reasonable price.