Today we conclude our series of questions with Football Outsiders about the 2018 Jets. Football Outsiders has published its 2018 Almanac previewing the football season.
Rivers McCown, who wrote the Almanac’s chapter on the Jets, has answered our questions.
We close by discussing the wide receivers the Jets have. The team has a pair of quality young starters in Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. The question is how high the ceiling is on these two.
Let’s see what Football Outsiders has to say.
How good can Jets fans expect Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson to become?
I know it sounds weird to suggest this about youngish players that haven’t played much, but what you’ve seen is largely what I’d expect to get going forward from both of them. Anderson is a lanky burner who will make his NFL bread on the top of the route tree and his assignments overplaying it. There’s not untapped upside in his body. I suppose his production could go up if the Jets made him more of a focal point in the offense, but didn’t we have an offensive coordinator mutiny over exactly that? And, of course, he’s got to keep things clean off the field as well to fully hit whatever his ceiling is.
Enunwa is a solid, big-bodied slot who has struggled to stay healthy and, believe it or not, is essentially in a contract year. He’s definitely got the skills to hang at the NFL level, and I would not be surprised if he put up something near a 1,000-yard season if he’s healthy and right, but we’ve already seen the play that will lead there. It’s all about Enunwa being healthy and the Jets seeing him as their best option rather than the roughly 800 other receivers they’ve made low-grade investments in.