about the number one wide receiver.
We have a lot of opinions on who the Jets should take it wide receiver if they should take Judy or Lamb in the first round.
If they should go offensive tackle in, take a wide receiver in the second round.
We'll get into that specific debate as the days get closer.
Enclosure of the draft.
But today I want to talk specifically about the number one wide receiver.
I want to talk about Robbie Anderson and a specific draft pick that fits.
The profile of what I see is starting to become a trend in the NFL, especially with young quarterback like Sam Darnold.
Let's start with a history lesson When it comes to the National Football League.
Everybody knows the old cliche.
It means not for long.
It stands for not for long.
Well, why a lot of people talk about the length of careers due to injuries, but this is specifically about your ability to maintain success in the National Football League.
As Chris Moore of W.
A N has repeatedly said on his show, the NFL is built for teams to one not be able to repeat and maintained success and to not to maintain failure that you're We have 4 to 5 different NFL teams in the playoffs every year.
It's an average of four, maybe five, at somewhere between four and five on average.
And why? Well, it's because the league is set up for parity and when you look at the to specifically the Cheese and the Eagles, two of the last three Super Bowl champions.
Now this doesn't include the playoffs for the Eagles, because they had Nick Foles, a veteran quarterback, replacing a young quarterback.
But during the regular season, Zach Ertz was the primary target, was the most targeted player on the Eagles during their Super Bowl run.
For Carson went it changed during the playoffs because they had a veteran, a veteran quarterback last season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
I'm drawing a blank now, the tight end for the Chiefs.
I'm drawing a blank.
I don't know why you're on a blank.
But the tight end for the Chiefs led the team in both the regular season and the playoffs in targets tight and targets receptions and yards.
Why? Because we're looking at a transition period in the National Football League specifically with young quarterbacks, were also specifically.
We're going to see a transition period, especially when ****ytics are taking over the national sports in general and we're going to see more and more of this as the years go by in my in my judgment.
And what I see here is a trend towards tight ends being Maur prominent in offenses and I know the topic is the death of the number one wide receiver.
It's not really the death of the number one right deceiver, but it's more like the depth of the death of the usage of the number one wide receiver as a true number one wide receiver as we see a true number one wide receiver being the primary guy in the offense being the go to guy and the reason why I see that changing is because getting the ball to the tight end getting the ball, especially to the middle of the field, is Maur conducive to the way offenses are going to be run because they not only do they want they want the quarterback would not only be accurate, but they want the offenses to move efficiently.
And when you go from the run, a run based offense to a path based offense, the best way to move the ball efficiently isn't taking shots down the field.
It's taking the 4 to 10 yard pass.
And even though good wide receivers can do that, I can see I can see a day where the top 20 Recep guys in receptions.
Half of them are tight ends targets.
Half of them are tight ends.
Yard's half of them are tight end.
Why? Because they're the guys that generally patrol the middle of the field.
They're the guys that generally are in a matchup advantage because they typically are playing against safeties who are too small a cover them or linebackers who are too slow to cover them.
And that's why I don't think that this whole notion for the jet that they have to get a number one wide receiver is flawed.
That's why I believe Robbie Anderson should come back.
They should sign Robbie Anderson for around 14 to $15 million half of the money guaranteed, which I, uh, put up on my Twitter account.
I have my entire offseason mock for the week up.
I'm not gonna break it down today because I want to break down.
Why I did what I did instead, here.
Why Robbie Anderson is important is because you need a guy who can take the top off the defense.
You need a guy who not only can take the top off the defense.
Robbie Anderson is good in the short and intermediate range.
He's just not a yak guy.
He's not gonna get new yards after the catch because he's not a big guy, so he's not gonna break tackles.
So he's not a yak guy.
Maybe maybe he could become more of a yak die in the intermediate and short range if the Jets had a better offensive line.
But as of right now, he's not the Yak guy.
He's the go get him Deep guy.
Christopher Herndon is the tight end.
When when he comes back off of that injury, Christopher Herndon should be.
That should be the guy that the the offense is focused around in the passing game and why he's the tight end.
He's the guy that you could rely on in the middle of the field.
He can get you yards after the catch as well.
By the way, I am sorry it was Travis Kelsey.
I'm not going to say he's gonna put up the numbers that Travis Kelsey does, because Sam Darnold is not the quarterback that Patrick Mahomes is.
That would be ridiculous.
But what I'm saying is particularly for the Jets, particularly for Sam Darnold.
He could be in the vein of Travis Kelsey in that he's the primary go to guy for Sam Darnold.
They have a slot receiver, also named Jamison Crowder, who who is good on all three levels of the field in the middle or on the outside.
He could be be too deep.
You can get he can get you yards after the catch.
But there's a particular guy that I've had my eye on for the last week or so since I watched some hot some highlights and some some breakdowns of his game.
And that's Brandon now uke Brandon I Yuki is what I call a two level wide receiver.
He's good in the short game and he can get you yak in the short game and he can beat you deep.
He's not great in the intermediate.
His route tree isn't full, but what he can give you is a short guy who can burn you d and a deep threat.
So now you have three deep threats.
If you if they resign.
Robbie Anderson, Anderson, Crowder and a uke.
Now you have Crowder and a uke who can turn short passes in tow.
And now you have the primary guy, the number one receiver, or, in this case, the number one receiving option Christopher 100.
That is what I feel would be the best way, because if you think about this Kravis Kelsey gave the Chiefs, he led the team not only in yards but yards after the catch is well.
But Robbie Anderson could be like, Why am I drawing a blank? Could be like Robbie.
Robbie Anderson could be the guy here for the for the for the for the ah, for the Jets.
Why am I drawing a blank here? Sorry, Tyreek Hill.
Tyree killed, according to pro football reference, wasn't really a yards after the catch guy when it comes to the receiving end.
But what he did was he burned people deep.
1 yards before the catch per reception.
That means he was getting open deep, but he averaged, like 4.
6 yards after the catch per reception.
That means he was beating people deep, but he wasn't getting the yards on the short stuff that you that you necessarily think of when you think of the burners, However, when it comes to when it comes to yards after the catch, when it comes to yards after the catch, the guy in the Super Bowl that the player in the Super Bowl Waas Depot, Samuel Depot, Samuel had over eight yards after the catch per reception as a rookie.
And for me, that would be the Brandon I you roll here if they were able to.
If he was able to fall to the Jets in the second round at 48 not only does Brandon are you provide that he provides that he would provide the Jets with a, uh, punt and kickoff returner, so he gives you the yak ability as a receiver and he gives you special teams.
So that means he provides a lot for this team.
I'm not looking for a While I'm not necessarily looking for a wide receiver that gets you 1000 yards, I'm looking for somebody who catches a football, whether it's a wide receiver or tight end or even a running back gets on the Jets.
That's up in the air right now.
But the Jets have an opportunity here.
Two run a very similar offense.
Not exactly the same.
If if Adam Gaze is willing to change, they have an opportunity here because Brandon ah yuk gives them that opportunity.
If they re sign Robbie Anderson to have three guys who could potentially take the top off of a defense, you have a guy, two guys who could get you yards after the catch.
And then you have Christopher Herndon, the reliable guy in the middle who can play power forward in the middle of a football field and box out and get and get the get the the heart, the tough catches and Christopher Herndon is a good enough athlete to get you some yards after the catch.
But the way things are going, we are looking at a transition period in the National Football League where we're transitioning to Maur of and efficiency goal in offense in the passing game rather than depth of pass.
And but you still need the deep shots to keep the defense honest.
So you need not only do you need Robbie Anderson to be your deep threat, you need multiple deep threats and multiple guys who can go over the middle.
You need the for efficiency purposes, for ****ytic efficiency purposes.
This is where it's trending, or at least based on my ****ysis of the game.
This is where it seems to be trending.
I could be wrong.
It could be just, ah, few years kind of thing.
But George Kittle led the 40 Niners in targets and receptions in the regular season also, and that's not a young quarterback, but in terms of age.
But it is a young quarterback in terms of experience.
So when you have a young quarterback or even a veteran quarterback, because the Patriots relied heavily on Rob Gronkowski when he was healthy.
So even if you have a veteran quarterback, you have an offense there where you where, Even though Rob Gronkowski wasn't the number one target he was, and in a very, very, very integral piece to that offense to the point where it completely changed when he wasn't on the field.
You're gonna have.
This is the trend.
This is where it's trending, or this is where I perceive it to be trending.
I may turn out to be wrong, but you don't want to be behind the trend.
You want to be with the trend.
And if this is actually where the game is heading, where you need to be more where efficiency is key, then you need guys over the middle and then you need guys over the top to keep the defense honest.
That's why Robbie Anderson is important.
Resign and then you could draft a guy like Brandon.
Now you can the second round.
Hopefully, Brandon Ah yuk will fall to the jet.
But either way, you still need to lock of Rahm be Anderson.
He's and he's going is an important piece to the puzzle, whether or not you can land Brandon a uke.
But Brandon, are you guys a day to target for the Jets? Mannish Meta was on today's episode of Play Like a Jet, and he went through his story about the Rick Dennison situation.
He explained the whole story or explained it to for us to understand and to be honest with you, even though I quoted I talked about of the fans.
Chris Moore earlier in the show.
And he's repeatedly said that owners aren't incentivized to care about winning if Woody Johnson actually does care about winning when he returns to the Jets from the United Kingdom.
If Woody Johnson did not know how Christopher Johnson was handling the Rick Dennison situation, which is possible, he should fire his brother as CEO of the Jets because that would send a message to free agents, his players and coaches around the league.
That it's not tolerated because the way the Jets handled the Rick Dennison situation makes coaches not wantto come here.
And if you don't have coaches that want to come here, unless is their only option, you're never going to get a good coach.
So if Woody Johnson really cares about winning, and he wants to send a real message that he believes what his brother did, how this brick dentist in situation was handled, he should fire his brother when he returns from the UK I'll be back on Saturday, have a great week, everybody