4. Jets free agent targets: WR Kenny Golladay
Another area where the Jets really need an upgrade is at wide receiver. New York hasn’t had a true no. 1 wideout since Brandon Marshall left after the 2016 season, which has unquestionably hurt the development of quarterback Sam Darnold.
Douglas admitted his biggest mistake of the offseason was letting Robby Anderson, who developed a nice rapport with Darnold, walk. Anderson signed an affordable deal with Carolina while the Jets whiffed with Breshad Perriman, who failed to build off a strong finish to the 2019 season.
Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder are solid pass catchers but this unit still needs a top playmaker like Kenny Golladay, who enters free agency at a unique time. An injury-plagued campaign has dampened Golladay’s value but he is only a year removed from consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons, including an 11-touchdown performance in 2019.
This could be a buy-low opportunity for the 27-year old Golladay, who could get lost in the shuffle of a stacked free agent class of receivers. Douglas could pounce here to give his quarterback, whether it is Darnold or a first-round pick, a clearly defined go-to-guy.