The Braxton Berrios came in as something to think about later this season, especially given that the Jets have boosted their wide reception room in the offseason.
More than five months later, he has become one of their most important free agents to try to bring back this offseason.
As an all-performing punch, punch returner, wide receiver, and gadget gaming expert, the Berrios have emerged as a versatile and reliable weapon for the Jets – about “doing whatever, when” and he replied.
Following Sunday’s season bill final against the Bills, the question arises as to whether the Berrios will include “whatever” and “when” their upcoming seasons at the Jets and Florham Park.
“Obviously, I’m determined to end the season with this team,” the Berrios and its camp and the Jets declined to say on Wednesday whether they had begun any negotiations for an extension.
“I’ve said it before, and I like the organization here. Coaching staff, people in the dressing room, cooks, coaches. Obviously this is good at the table. I’d like to be here. But that, I think, is January 10th and something that will continue.
As they could be again this year (with the exception of a potential extension with the Berrios), the Jets signed a contract with Corey Davis and Kilan Cole last season, before putting Elijah Moore in 34th place. drew attention. They have already joined a broad receiver corps that includes the Berrios, Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims.
The Berrios missed Wednesday’s training session due to four concussions as coach Robert Saleh was “not overly concerned” and is the only receiver to play in all 16 games. Davis and Moore were both injured on the bench, Crowder missed time with injuries and COVID-19, and Mims was disappointed in his sophomore season.
The combination of these injuries opened the door for the 26-year-old Berrios to see more blows at the receiver, and he used it especially in the evenings. In the last four weeks alone, the newcomer fans ’favorite has caught 20 assists (29 goals) and a tag for 180 yards, while also scoring five shots and two more goals for 25 yards.
On Wednesday, Saleh was asked if the coaching staff was too slow to understand how much influence the Berrios could have.
“I don’t know about slowness, but what I do know is that it’s very, very smart,” Saleh said. “He can play in any position. The confidence and trustworthiness aspect of his game is unquestionable, but what he really played in his role is that because he’s so smart and versatile, it’s usually if you’re a guy who deals with all the little gadgets. If so, they usually struggle. run routes. That’s a lot of information happening to kids and he can do anything and he does it very well. He is a grinder. He is getting better every week. ”
Named a Pro Bowl alternative as a returning player, the Berrios – who lead the league with an average of 30.4 yards on strike – have also developed important chemistry with Zach Wilson. Last month, new defender Berrios said he was “one of the most reliable and trusted receivers on our team.”
Along with the Berrios, the Jets ’best domestic free agents this season include security Marcus May, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Morgan Mozes. Crowder and Cole’s contracts also expire.
Before being able to earn a salary in the coming months, the Berrios spent their entire new year in 2018 on the IR with the Patriots, and then in 2019 were among their last cuts. , but a firm attitude kept him ready to take a real chance with the Jets this season.
“Sometimes you have to be patient, especially in this game,” Berrios said. “I have a long way to go and I need to improve, but I think as a general consensus I have taken advantage of that,” he said. Anyway, I put up with it. I was the same person every day. And it all happened. ”