Jamison Crowder
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Jamison Crowder is one of Sam Darnold’s newest teammates and the New York Jets wide receiver wants to be “reliable” for his quarterback.

Sam Darnold is entering a pivotal year two with the New York Jets and the expectation is that he’s going to take a huge leap forward. For his part, Jamison Crowder hopes he can be a guy that Darnold can lean on.

“I think that he’s a young quarterback still learning,” Crowder said to reporters about Darnold. “You definitely see that he has the potential to be great in this league. … I’m just excited to be here and excited to see him grow because I’m growing as well.”

“I just want to be a weapon. Somebody that’s reliable. Somebody that’s consistent. Just gain that trust from him that when he wants to go my way he has that trust and confidence that I’m gonna make a play.”

Crowder is coming off an injury-plagued 2018 season. He only appeared in nine games, catching 29 balls for 388 yards and two scores.

Prior to 2018, Crowder averaged 64 receptions, 747 yards, and four touchdowns per season. He only missed one game in his first three seasons in the league.

The Jets are hoping that he can stay on the field this season. With tight end Chris Herndon out for the first four games due to suspension, the Jets need all hands on deck.

Crowder is joined on the wide receiving corps by Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. Although the unit is currently flying under the radar, they could surprise people this season with their complementary styles.

Not to mention, the Jets added marquee free agent signing Le’Veon Bell to the backfield. He’ll take tons of pressure off of Darnold with his legs and as a safety valve in the passing game.

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