Originally Posted by SlickBri481
Cruz has more receiving yards than any player in football since the start of 2011. Calling him a legit #2 is absurd. He makes big plays every game and has made some remarkable runs after the catch the past 2 seasons. Just because the Giants have another #1 type WR doesn't make Cruz a #2.
As for Kerley, his catch percentage based on his number of targets is elite right now. Sanchez just doesn't throw to him enough. Kerley is quietly having a very strong season and is putting up very nice production for a 2nd year WR. The idea that he could not be a #2 WR in this league is ridiculous based upon the production we have seen so far this season with one of the worst QBs in the league. He is a talent and would thrive with a better QB. He'll never do anything that great with Sanchez, that much is almost fact.
Cruz can be a #1 or #2. On the Giants he is the #2 when Nicks is healthy. He also plays in the slot a lot which is not typical for a #1 receiver. Those are the only reason why I said he was a #2. And yes, b.c the Giants have a #1 he is the #2. I don't see what the issue with that is. Julio Jones is a #2 on the Falcons. Can Cruz and Jones be #1s? Of course but they are not on their teams.
Kerley is a #3 on a good team. On the Jets he is a #2. I called him a very, very good #3. Never said he can't become a #2, but at this point on a decent offense he would be a #3. We are a horrible offense.