The New York Jets are dipping their toe in the receiver market. Adam Schefter reported that the Jets are signing former Titans recevier Rishard Matthews.
This makes a lot of sense for a team who’s wide receiver depth suddenly looked barren. Bringing in Matthews bolsters a receiver group who had Andre Roberts starting as their WR3 on Sunday behind Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse. With Quincy Enunwa hurt and Terrelle Pryor no longer on the roster, a move had to be made.
Former Titans’ WR Rishard Matthews is signing with the NY Jets, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2018
Matthews isn’t that far removed from a good campaign with the Titans. From 2015-2017, he tallied 118 receptions (195 targets) with 1,740 yards and 13 touchdowns. Pretty good for being in a Titans offense that had no clue what it was doing.
Matthews might have just been sick of being in Tennessee before asking for his release earlier this season. A change of scenery might be good for him. It can’t hurt to add a guy of his caliber to a Jets team that is in need of weapons even more so after watching the loss Sunday against the Vikings.
Matthews gives the Jets a much needed weapon opposite of Anderson. Jermaine Kearse didn’t look 100% Sunday and outside of him and Anderson, the Jets receivers are just a bunch of guys. Roberts, Charone Peake and Deontay Burnett won’t cut it. This is a good signing for the Jets.