5 Greatest Wide Receivers in Jets History

5 Greatest Wide Receivers in Jets History


The New York Jets may not have won the Super Bowl since 1969, but they've still had some great wide receivers in their history.

We went through their record books and looked at the five all-time best wide receivers the Jets have ever had.

Best Jets Wide Receivers

5. Al Toon (1985-92)

Playing from 1985 to 1992, Al Toon was the team's No. 1 receiving target for much of the 1980s, becoming the main target for the Ken O'Brien era. Toon averaged 61.7 yards per game, which is second all-time in Jets history among wideouts that played at least 70 games for New York. His 6,605 receiving yards are the fifth most in franchise history.

4. Laveranues Coles (2000-02, 2005-08)

Laveranues Coles was an anchor for the Jets receiving corps. He scored 37 touchdowns with the Jets and came just short of 6,000 career yards with the team, many from quarterback Chad Pennington. Coles had great hands and was a solid presence for the Jets' offense for years, though his lone Pro-Bowl appearance came with the Washington Redskins (2003).

3. Wayne Chrebet (1995-05)

A quick 5-foot-10 receiver who spent 11 productive years with the Jets, Wayne Chrebet caught 580 passes, 41 of which were touchdowns. He totaled 7,365 yards over his career. He was never a dominant downfield receiver, but his skills as a prototypical possession receiver were tremendously valuable and ahead of his time. He's third in team history in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and he ranks second in receptions.

2. Wesley Walker (1977-89)

Wesley Walker was a perpetually underrated receiver, only making two Pro Bowls despite establishing himself as the Jets' top receiving option in the late 1970s and 1980s. Walker was arguably the best receiver in the league in 1978, leading the league with a 1,169-yard season in an era where that was much more difficult. His 71 career receiving touchdowns are second all-time for the Jets.

1. Don Maynard (1960-72)

Hall-of-Famer Don Maynard is easily the best receiver in Jets history. He is No. 1 all-time in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. His key role in the Jets' 1969 Super Bowl season will always be remembered, but he was completely dominant for much of the 1960s and was probably the best wide receiver in football between 1967-69. In 1967, a time when passing offenses were far less active, he had an amazing 1,434 yards and averaged 102.4 per game. Maynard was the first-ever player to sign with the franchise, and he'll always be remembered as one of its all-time greats.

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