New York Jets release WR Braxton Berrios
The New York Jets continue to add headroom. A report just came in from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Jets are releasing wide receiver, Braxton Berrios. The move gives the Jets $5 million in cap space.
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This move to release the Prius isn’t much of a surprise. After signing a two-year, $12 million deal last season, the Breuss have had a tough 2022. Whether it’s his offensive handpicking of the ball or his impact on special teams as a kick returner and a hard-hitting last-ditch point. year.
Despite a difficult 2022 for the Prius, with a waiver claim filed shortly before the start of the 2019 regular season, he has had more than a respectable four years with the Jets. He played in 65 games with the Jets, with 1,062 snaps taken offense and 513 on special teams.
His two best years, particularly offensively, were 2020 and 2021. In 2020, Berrios had a 55 catch, 37 catch rate (67.3%) for 394 yards, and three touchdowns.
Berrios followed, by far, his best year as a Jet in 2021. He had a 65 catch, 46 catch rate (70.8% catch rate) for 431 yards, and two touchdowns. Furthermore, Berrios had two rushing touchdowns and 471 yards scrimmage. He’s played a big role for himself in Mike LaFleur’s offense, particularly going into the 2021 season.
Most notable, in 2021, was the dominance of the Prius private teams. As a kick returner, he averaged an absurd 30.4 yards per return with a 102-yard touchdown. This resulted in first team All-Pro honors. Berrios also averaged 13.4 yards per return on punts, his best amount in a year with the Jets.
However, as mentioned, 2022 was definitely not the year of the Prius. His catch rate dropped to 56.3%. On 32 catches, he caught just 18 passes for 145 yards and no touchdowns. He had another good year rushing, however, with nine carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
In all, Berrios finished his four-year Jets tenure with 107 catches, 1,085 yards, five touchdowns with another 160 yards and four scores on the ground. It was definitely a good run Berrios had with the Jets. He has improved each of his first three years with the team. Unfortunately, his down year in 2022, coupled with the Jets being strapped into a hoodie, meant this was a move the Jets had to make.