5 NY Jets players the Carolina Panthers must keep quiet in Week 1

(John Jones-USA TODAY Sports) Zach Wilson
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Corey Davis – WR

The New York Jets missed the services of Robby Anderson in 2020. Their weapons in the passing game left a lot to be desired following his free-agent move to the Carolina Panthers, which brought about some career numbers for the player en route to forming a dynamic partnership with D.J. Moore in the process.

With plenty of salary-cap space at their disposal, the Jets got themselves a top target for quarterback Zach Wilson in the form of Corey Davis from the Tennessee Titans.

Despite the presence of A.J. Brown and Tennessee’s run-first offense led by Derrick Henry, there was a lot to like about Davis’ big-play potential that saw him fall just 16 yards shy of the 1,000-yard receiving milestone.

The Jets now have a better core of wideouts that Carolina must take seriously. Davis appears to be their No. 1 option and the task will fall onto either Donte Jackson or first-round pick Jaycee Horn to keep him quiet at all costs.

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Generating pressure on Wilson would also be highly beneficial. So the Panthers need to be at their best to cope with a much-improved New York offense in their season opener as Matt Rhule looks to gain the all-important first win of the season to boost their chances of progression.