The Myth of the “#1 WR” in Modern NFL Offense

Dan Essien takes a look at what the true value of a #1 wide receiver is and if the Jets need one as bad as many think.

The concept of a “true #1 wide receiver” has been around for a while. It’s one of those buzzword categories we usually tack into every team’s checklist, similar to “shutdown corner.” But with the current direction of offenses in the NFL, it’s worth re-examining what the value of a “#1  wide receiver” really is now. To do so, let’s look at the top scoring offenses in the NFL and what role a true #1 receiver does or does not play. Then we’ll examine where the Jets situation on offense stacks up.

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Episode 389 – X&O Quick Hits: Robby Anderson 2018 Film w/Joe Blewett

Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for an in-depth 2018 film review of NY Jets’ wide receiver Robby Anderson!

Episode 389 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for an in-depth 2018 film review of NY Jets’ wide receiver Robby Anderson!

Topics include:

  1. Anderson’s positives and negatives as a route runner
  2. Anderson’s positives and negatives running after the catch
  3. How Anderson fits in the Adam Gase offense
  4. Based on the film, what should the Jets expect from Anderson in 2019?

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