New York Jets Officially Sign Derrick Mason

Despite it seeming a foregone conclusion earlier in the week, Derrick Mason flapped in the wind for a few days before officially reaching a decision today to join the New York Jets. Fortunately for the team’s depth concerns, he will come on board and immediately become the slot receiver and provide good insurance if Plaxico Burress can’t stay healthy.

Here is a look at Mason’s stats the previous four seasons, as you can see he still has the ability to be very productive:

  • 2010 – 61 receptions, 802 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2009 – 73 receptions, 1,028 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2008 – 80 receptions, 1,037 yards, 5 touchdowns
  • 2007 – 103 receptions, 1,087 yards, 5 touchdowns

However, the Jets have now had serious turnover from this year to last year at wide receiver. Consider that last year their top four receivers were Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, and Brad Smith…they are now Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, and Jeremy Kerley.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports