Today we continue our series of evaluating how each player on the Jets performed this past season, along with looking forward to what their role on the team will be next year…up today, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery
Stat Line – 41 receptions, 433 yards, 2 touchdowns
Playoff Stat Line – 12 receptions, 146 yards, 1 touchdown
Best Moment – Cotchery had a huge, momentum swinging 58 yard reception on the first play of the fourth quarter in the Jets divisional round win over the New England Patriots. However, without question his most memorable play from the 2010 season is below —
Best Game – Cotchery’s 5 reception, 96 yard performance against New England in the playoffs was his best game of the year by a fairly wide margin.
Overall Evaluation – It was a disappointing season for Cotchery, who struggled with injuries and drops throughout the year. Normally possessing the team’s most reliable hands, he actually led the team in drops this season highlighted by three drops in the fourth quarter of the team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. He did have to deal with being demoted from the starting role after Santonio Holmes returned from suspension but handled it with class. Cotchery had an encouraging end to the season by putting together a strong run in the playoffs. (C)
Future – Cotchery is under contract and will be back with the team next year. There is also a good chance he will be back in the starting lineup, since the the Jets will likely be unable to retain both Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes. I would count on Cotchery to have a nice bounce-back season after his least productive year since 2005.