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New York Jets Sign Former 2016 First-Round Pick

General shot of the new Jets helmets at MetLife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 08: General view of helmets of the New York Jets during the Preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

Free agency hasn't officially started, but the New York Jets won't wait until March to make improvements to their receiving corps. On Saturday, the team announced that it signed former TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson.

Doctson was selected by the Washington Redskins back in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his time in the nation's capital, he totaled 81 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

Washington parted ways with Doctson right before the 2019 season. The Minnesota Vikings quickly picked up the former first-round pick, but he only appeared in one game. After spending the past four years in the NFC, he'll make the switch over to the AFC.

The Jets are now going to take a shot on the six-foot-two wideout. At 27 years old, there's a chance that Doctson's best football remains ahead of him. He'll be reunited with Jamison Crowder, who spent time with him in Washington.

New York has a few important decisions to make this offseason regarding its receiving corps.

Robby Anderson is set to hit the open market, and several people around the league believe he'll command a deal that'll pay him roughly $10 million person season.

In order to maximize Sam Darnold's potential in New York, the front office has to surround him with solid weapons. Doctson might not be the flashiest name on the market, but perhaps a change of scenery will rejuvenate his career.

The Jets have a little over $56 million to spend this offseason.