The AFC East saw an influx of talent this offseason. Given that the wide receivers in the division are solid, which team has the best group? It’s a worthy question, because each unit has their own strengths.
The Jets have a solid and deep unit. The Patriots also have a solid and deep unit. The Bills have a high end unit, highlighted by Stefon Diggs, and the Dolphins’ receiver unit is has the highest ceiling in the division, highlighted by Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Ranking the units might not be as easy as we think, and I do think the Patriots’ group of pass catchers will end up being just fine for the 2022 season. They will eventually need to add a potential high-end playmaker, but I think they can make due with the players they have in-house.
So, of the four teams in the AFC East, which wide receiver unit is the strongest?
Ranking the wide receiver units in the AFC East: No. 4 – New York Jets
Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Braxton Berrios, Garrett Wilson
I’m not sure why the Patriots’ wide receiver unit gets so much hate for not being good enough, because I’m not yet seeing anything special with what the Jets have. None of the receivers on their roster have had a 1,000 yard season, and Elijah Moore led the team with just 538 yards last season.
It’s a unit that appears to have a high floor and low ceiling. Garrett Wilson was one of their draft picks, and he was quite good in college, but it would be unfair to rank them ahead of the Patriots because of what the unit could be.
It appears to be a fine unit overall, and one that should aid in Zach Wilson’s potential development in 2022, but it’s nothing to be impressed with.