The New York Jets wide receivers are absolutely fine and Le’Veon Bell laughs at ESPN’s running back rankings on Sabo Radio 51.
Yeah, it’s obvious… Sam Darnold does not come to the Sunday party equipped with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, Lynn Swann and John Stallworth or Jerry Rice and John Taylor. The kid’s caliber weapon is many notches below those immortal pairs.
That does not necessarily mean the New York Jets left him out to dry.
The Jets’ wide receivers are more than fine. Compare last year’s crop to this year’s. Done? Now ask yourself, “Of all the names, which is the only guy who can actually turn out to be a true No. 1 wideout?”
The answer is Denzel Mims.
Unlike Robby Anderson, the Baylor product possesses the skills needed to hold down a legitimate go-to-guy spot. He can catch the ball in traffic, go up and get it and toe-tap his way to superstardom if all breaks right. He can do all the stuff Anderson struggles with.
When detailing overall depth, it’s a no-contest. Quincy Enunwa represents one of the most unreliable players in the game and he entered 2019 as a clear top-two guy. Josh Bellamy is a strict special-teamer yet he was catching Darnold passes in Week 1 against Buffalo.
The likes of Braxton Berrios, Vyncint Smith, Josh Doctson, Lawrence Cager and George Campbell provide depth the 2019 position group couldn’t dream of. (And remember, Berrios and Smith are Douglas acquisitions.)
Besides, nobody should worry about the overall talent of the wide receivers until it’s proven this offensive line is for real (or, at least average). Until that’s the case (and Joe Douglas is praying it is), the weaponry conversation is way down the priority list.
Le’Veon Laughs Out Loud
Le’Veon Bell laughs at ESPN’s recent running back rankings.
LOL! 😂 https://t.co/RSPQt0flRi
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 9, 2020
Bell, who experienced a rough go at it in 2019 (3.2 yards per carry), didn’t hide his feelings on Twitter. Upon seeing the ESPN rankings that placed him 10th, he not only used the classic “LOL,” but he also threw in a laughing emoji for good measure.
The 28-year-old Michigan State product can (hopefully) now use this disrespect as fuel for 2020. He’ll need it with young La’Mical Perine and old Frank Gore hot on his trail.
All of that and more on Sabo Radio 51.