At this point, the Jets are clearly dumpster-diving for wide receiver depth.
The team just learned that 2nd year wide receiver Jeff Smith will be out for two weeks with a shoulder injury. The Jets are already fielding other injuries at the position to Lawrence Cager, Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims, and Vyncint Smith.
DJ Montgomery spent 2019 with the Cleveland Browns.
In his senior season at Austin Peays State University in 2018, Montgomery caught 42 passes for 797 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 19 yards per reception.
After the draft, Montgomery signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent. Montgomery would not see a snap and finish the season on injured reserve.
The Jets will continue to try to sign as many healthy bodies as they can. Veteran receivers Donte Moncrief and Chris Hogan have already signed with the team. Moncrief has yet to step on the practice field, as he will have to go through COVID-19 protocols.
If today was the Jets’ first regular season game, Chris Hogan, Josh Malone, and Jamison Crowder would be quarterback Sam Darnold‘s starting receivers. Pretty below average for a quarterback trying to take the next big step forward in his development.
Assumingly, the Jets will probably look to the waiver wire after preseason cuts for healthy wide receiver bodies.
The Jets are a Jamison Crowder injury away from completely being in the grave.
Maybe taking a second wide receiver in the draft wouldn’t have made the Jets completely desperate for wide receivers. Not to mention, past drafting hasn’t helped either.