If the Jets were to keep Sam Darnold for the 2021 season, the No. 2 overall draft pick would need to be used on an offensive weapon to help both the young quarterback and overall offensive unit. Last year, the Jets were last in total yards, scoring, and 31st in passing. Not to mention, Darnold hasn’t efficiently developed and impatience is growing among the fanbase.
Chase’s size, athleticism, and overall talent would make him Darnold’s top target barring the acquisition of a big-name free agent. He was a star at LSU within a receiving corps that also included Justin Jefferson, Vikings wide receiver and 2020 second-team All-Pro.