Free agent wide receiver Corey Davis has found a new home, and a new opportunity to compete for a starting job. The New York Jets have signed Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million deal, according to Adam Schefter.
Davis had a breakout year in his fourth year with the Tennessee Titans and showed why he was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The wideout went toe to toe with A.J. Brown and racked up a career-high 984 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 65 catches. He could become one of the NFL’s more dangerous deep threats in time, but it’s unclear whether he has it in him to be anything more than a WR2. We’ll find out what he’s made of in 2021.
Last season, Jamison Crowder led the Jets with 59 receptions for 699 yards and six touchdowns. Breshad Perriman, who is a free agent this offseason, had 30 catches for 505 yards and three touchdowns. Braxton Berrios had 37 receptions for 394 yards and three touchdowns while rookie Denzel Mims caught 23 passes for 357 yards in nine games. Davis will compete with Crowder atop the depth chart but is being paid to emerge as the Jets new No. 1 receiver.