Jets wideout: Team 'definitely' has 1,000-yard receiver

The Jets' offense is currently in a state of disarray. But that won't stop 2016 seventh-round pick Charone Peake from keeping the faith in the team's injury-ravaged receiving corps.

"There definitely is a 1,000-yard receiver [on the team]," Peake told ESPN. "Could be more than one. There's a lot of good receivers in that room."

As longtime Jets beat writer Rich Cimini noted in the piece, the team has had dueling 1,000-yard receivers just twice since 1998 (Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, and Keyshawn Johnson and Wayne Chrebet). But that's not really the point.

Peake probably doesn't have a firm grasp on the Jets' record book, nor does he really care. The Jets players on this current roster understand the reality of their situation and are focused on either making the roster, putting out the best potential film for future interviews or becoming one of the players who gets carried over into the next phase of the rebuild. This is the beauty of the unenviable situation general manager Mike Maccagnan finds himself in.

When a roster becomes this perforated by injury, salary-cap cuts and free agency, the opportunity arises to find the best of an affordable talent lot. The Browns, while not yet displaying evidence that this tactic works, found some cheap key contributors down the stretch last season simply by hurling promising talent into the deep end and forcing them to swim. Maybe Charone Peake isn't part of the Jets' next 1,000-yard receiving tandem, but a positive outlook could help him remain a part of their future.

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