New York Jets WR Garrett Wilson makes yet another franchise rookie record

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Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) during warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another record for New York Jets rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

Just after surpassing one Jet-great, Keyshawn Johnson, in receiving yardage for a rookie a week ago, Wilson eclipsed another Jet-legend at receiver in Wayne Chrebet for receptions.

In the Jets’ tough Week 15 loss, Wilson totaled four catches, putting him at 67 for the year. Wilson just passed the 66 that Chrebet had for the Jets in 1995.

Two different franchise records in 14 games, with still three, left to build on it. Wilson’s immense success just continues.

New York Jets rookie WR Garrett Wilson builds on sensational play:

In Sunday’s contest, Wilson had 98 receiving yards. It was his fifth game of 2022 in which Wilson had 95-plus yards receiving. He is one of just 10 players in football this year to do so. Again, in Jets history, Wilson is only behind Brandon Marshall for games of 95 yards or more receiving in a single season. Although this one will not be accomplished this year, as Marshall had 10 in 2015 on his way to 1,502 receiving yards.

Wilson also continues to make noise from a league-wide perspective. Since 2015, he is one of now five rookies to record 95 yards or more in five or more games. He joins special company with Amari Cooper, A.J. Brown, Justin Jefferson, and Ja’Marr Chase.

Also, from an NFL standpoint, the now six games of 90 or more yards receiving that Wilson has put him again in a conversation with Jefferson and Chase. Wilson tied Chase this week with six games of at least 90 receiving yards. He steps inches closer to the seven that Jefferson had in 2020. With three games left to play, Wilson should tie Jefferson and possibly even surpass him. It is worth noting that Jefferson did have 16 games as a rookie to the 17 opportunities Wilson will have this season.

Wilson is enjoying a special year one with the Jets. At 966 yards, he is in a prime position to get 1,000 in 2022 this upcoming week. It would be the first time a Jet receiver has done so since Marshall and Eric Decker in 2015. More importantly, with the Jets 7-7, fighting for a playoff spot, and needing to win out to get in, the continued dominance from Wilson leading the Jets’ offense will be essential.