The Jets wide receiver room doesn't exactly scare anyone from top-to-bottom, but there's talent.
The top-three targets for quarterback Sam Darnold on the outside are Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder and Quincy Enunwa. In that group, New York head coach Adam Gase doesn't want or see football players.
Instead, Gase wants basketball players, and he thinks he's got them.
"Well, the way I look at it is, we want with all the different skill guys, you want five different guys, you want a basketball team. You want to be able to make sure the defense can't just say, 'Play us like this because they are all the same,'" Gase told reporters. "We want guys that can do different stuff."
Darnold said last week he's hoping the Jets offseason is displaying their prowess early in the preseason following the team's exhibition opener against the Giants. Darnold was referencing his 4-for-5 opening series that netted him 68 yards and a touchdown pass to Crowder at the goal line.
"Hopefully it gave Jets fans a little taste of what the season is going to be like," the QB said.
The Jets' basketball trio that Darnold has to work with includes a big man in Anderson, a shifty mover in Crowder and another speedy weapon in Enunwa.
That's a solid toolbox for Darnold to work with in his second season and some good gadgets for Gase, but the key for the team is keeping that group on the field. In 2018, the Jets missed Anderson for two games and Enunwa for another five. With the Redskins, Crowder missed seven last season.