The Jets have had one of the worst receiving corps in the NFL in recent seasons, but thankfully for Gang Green supporters, that's likely to change in 2014.
New York brought in four wide receivers through free agency and the draft—Eric Decker, Jacoby Ford, Jalen Saunders, and Shaq Evans—and now believes it has the receiving talent to help Geno Smith carry the offense.
Decker is the only one of those signings who is likely to play a significant role this season, though. The former Bronco will be the team's No. 1 target, and after putting up back-to-back 1,000-yard, double-digit touchdown seasons, a lot is expected of him in green and white.
Ford hasn't really contributed much on the offensive end in his professional career, and he will likely be utilized mainly on special teams.
Saunders and Evans, on the other hand, need some time to adjust to the NFL game and learn the playbook, so they will be toward the bottom of the depth chart in their rookie years.
New York's hoping for a big season from slot weapon Jeremy Kerley. Kerley's been the team's best receiver the last couple of years, but injuries have limited his production. If he can stay healthy for 16 games (and he'll want to, as he's in his contract year), he has a good chance of emerging as one of the game's best slot receivers.
Stephen Hill and David Nelson are the other two receivers expected to contribute heavily in 2014. Hill's been a huge disappointment so far through his two-year career, but he possesses outstanding physical traits and has had a terrific offseason. He will likely be the team's No. 2 receiver opposite Decker.
There are still a lot of questions regarding Gang Green's receiving corps. Can Decker thrive as the No. 1 receiver? Can Hill finally turn physical ability into production? Can Kerley stay healthy throughout the season?
It's hard to answer these questions at the given moment, but the receiving corps is undoubtedly more talented than it has previously been.