REPORT: Jets’ latest COVID-19 update will make Zach Wilson happy
Crowder, the Jets’ top wide receiver for the past two seasons, missed their Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers due to the dreaded virus. He accumulated 1532 yards from 2019 to 2020, which is why his absence was absolutely felt in the offensive during the opener.
However, with the 28-year-old expected to suit up, Wilson should have another weapon to make life hard for his 2021 draft classmate Mac Jones and the Patriots.
“I think I can just do what I do, be a valuable option for Zach, do what I’ve been doing for six or seven years,” Crowder said about his potential return, per the New York Post. “Just go out there and make plays.”
Against the Panthers, Zach Wilson threw for 20 passes on 37 attempts for 258 yards and two touchdowns. With the return of Jamison Crowder, those numbers should go up and be better.
For what it’s worth, though, offense is not the only problem the Jets need to resolve against the Patriots. While it’s true that the return of their best receiver is a welcome boost, the team also needs to do a better job protecting Wilson and help him prevent the same beating he got against the Panthers.
If they can do so, the Jets have a good chance of putting up a fight against the Patriots.