For the New York Jets and new head coach Robert Saleh, let the speculation games begin. If being the man tasked to turn around one of the most dysfunctional franchises in professional sports isn’t hard enough, Saleh, his assumed offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, and general manager Joe Douglas also have the future of Sam Darnold and the Jets quarterback position directly in their hands.
Perhaps Smith will even go to the Jets at No. Darnold could use another playmaker to throw the ball to, and there may be none more talented than Smith in this draft class. Breshad Perriman is set to become a free agent, but Smith could join a Jets receiving corps that will still feature Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims.
Jets' WR Braxton Berrios took advantage of his opportunities in the 2020 season. After receiving 85 snaps and 6 catches on offense in the 2019 season, he had 290 snaps, started two games, had 37 receptions, 394 yards and 3 TDs (including his first career TD). "At the end of the day, my role is to flourish wherever I'm playing," he said.