Breaking: Jets Sign WR Donte Moncrief

The Jets have been hurt badly at the wide receiver position. To try to ease the pain, the team has signed veteran wideout Donte Moncrief.

Until 2019, Moncrief maintained a reputation for being a reliable starting receiver.

Moncrief spent the 2019 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers. He appeared in eight games, catching four passes for 18 yards.

For the most part, drops were a big problem for the veteran wide receiver. Moncrief only caught 26.7% of balls thrown his way.

Notably, Moncrief caught four passes on 15 targets. Quite awful.

Donte Moncrief dropped four passes in just five games with Pittsburgh. The Steelers released him on November 2.

After that, he signed with the Panthers on November 4 but never saw a ball come his way. Unfortunately, Moncrief would be cut a month later.

Over a six year span, Donte Moncrief has been with four teams.

The previous year, Moncrief played with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played all 16 games and caught 48 passes for 668 yards  and three touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per reception. That year, he only dropped four passes.

Clearly, Donte Moncrief’s best seasons came as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

From 2014-2017, Moncrief caught 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Desolately, it looks like the Jets are trying to catch lightning in a bottle with Moncrief.

In all seriousness, the team is clearly desperate for healthy bodies to bring to practice. The Jets are currently fielding injuries from Denzel Mims, Breshad Perriman, Jeff Smith, Lawrence Cager, and Vyncint Smith.

Finally, the Jets will try to remain hopeful that the signing of Donte Moncrief can sure up the depth at the wide receiver position.

 

 

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