It appeared like a foregone conclusion for a lot of the offseason that the New York Jets had been going to half methods with veteran huge receiver Corey Davis a technique or one other.
However because the crew opened coaching camp this weekend, Davis remained on the roster and is sort of pleased with that improvement.
Davis admitted that all the hypothesis made for an extended offseason personally, however that every one of it was out of his management.
“All of that was out of my management,” Davis stated. “It was sort of an extended offseason. There was some extent the place there was uncertainty. Clearly with all of the strikes occurring, it’s onerous to not suppose that. It’s nonetheless a enterprise, however I’m completely happy to be right here. Comfortable they stored me.”
The Jets signed Davis to a three-year, $37.5M contract in free company previous to the 2021 season with the hopes that he might turn out to be their No. 1 receiver. However his profession with the Jets and Tennessee Titans has been wildly inconsistent, and he hasn’t turn out to be that go-to-player.
Reducing him might have saved the Jets greater than $10M in wage cap house in what turned out to be an enormous offseason for the crew.
When the Jets added veterans Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Mecole Hardman to a large receiver room that already included rising star Garrett Wilson, it appeared inevitable that Davis could be on his approach out.
Particularly since Lazard and Cobb are favorites of latest quarterback Aaron Rodgers from their time collectively in Inexperienced Bay.
Though his total manufacturing has been inconsistent, he’s nonetheless a big-play risk within the passing recreation and will excel with a greater quarterback throwing to him. He hasn’t actually had an opportunity to play with a top-level passer in any of his first six years within the league. He has averaged 14.2 yards per catch for his profession, together with 16.8 yards per catch a 12 months in the past.