Braxton Berrios

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #8
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #8

Braxton Berrios News

Likely to open as fourth WR

Berrios is likely to open the season fourth on the Jets' wide receiver depth chart after the team added Garrett Wilson in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wilson's likely to start on the outside opposite Corey Davis, moving Elijah Moore predominantly into a slot role. With Moore starting in the slot, Berrios will be relegated to a reserve role, though he'll likely see the field in four-wide sets and on various gadget plays that make the most of Berrios' quickness and abilities in the open field. Berrios is also one of the league's top return men on special teams, so he should remain a significant contributor for the Jets.

May 2, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Staying in New York

Berrios is re-signing with the Jets on a two-year contract that includes $7 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Initial reports have it as a two-year, $12 million deal for the 26-year-old slot receiver, following a strong finish to his third NFL season. Berrios missed Week 18 with a quad injury that's likely healed by now, but prior to that, he had a four-game stretch (Weeks 14-16) with 20 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown and five carries for 25 yards and another two scores. He even added a kick-return TD in that stretch, which helped him earn a spot as a return specialist on the All-Pro team. The new contract suggests Berrios will have a steady role on offense going forward, in addition to his strong work on special teams. It's also a strong hint the Jets don't plan to re-sign fellow slot receiver Jamison Crowder.

Mar 14, 2022 11:45 AM EST

Moves to injured reserve

Berrios (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was labeled doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Bills earlier in the day, and the Jets opted to open a roster spot by moving him to injured reserve. It was a strong year for Berrios, as he caught 46 passes for 431 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing seven times for 40 yards and two additional scores. He was also an effective return man and averaged 30.4 yards on kickoffs and 13.4 yards on punts, plus one return touchdown. Berrios is scheduled to become a free agent at the start of the new league year in March.

Jan 7, 2022 1:22 PM EST

Officially doubtful Sunday

Berrios (quadriceps) is doubtful for Sunday's game at Buffalo, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Coach Robert Saleh said Friday morning it wasn't "looking good" for Berrios to play Week 18, and the 26-year-old is now officially doubtful. Jamison Crowder is poised to take over in the slot after missing the past two games. Assuming he's inactive Sunday, Berrios will finish 2021 with 46 receptions for 431 yards and two touchdowns plus seven carries for 40 yards and two additional scores. He also scored one return touchdown and averaged 30.4 yards on kick returns and 13.4 yards on punt returns.

Jan 7, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Trending toward Week 18 absence

Coach Robert Saleh said it's "not looking good" for Berrios (quadriceps) to play Sunday against the Bills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Berrios was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the quadriceps issue, and it appears his outlook hasn't improved Friday. The 26-year-old had his best game of the season Week 17 against the Buccaneers with eight catches for 65 yards and a touchdown plus 12 rushing yards and another touchdown, but it appears that will be his final game of the 2021 campaign.

Jan 7, 2022 8:25 AM EST

Misses another practice

Berrios (quad) missed practice again Thursday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Cimini notes that coach Robert Saleh Saleh didn't seem overly concerned about Berrios' quad contusion Wednesday, but back-to-back missed practices place the focus on what the wideout is able to do during Friday's practice. Berrios is coming off a fantasy-friendly effort in Week 17 in which he logged catches for 65 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets to go along with two carries for 12 yards and rushing score in the Jets' loss to Tampa Bay.

Jan 6, 2022 1:19 PM EST

Set to miss practice Wednesday

Berrios is dealing with a quad contusion and won't practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.comreports.

Analysis: That said, the report notes that coach Robert Saleh indicated that he "isn't overly concerned" about Berrios' quad issue, with the wide receiver's Wednesday absence being more of a maintenance day. A return to practice Thursday by Berrios, in any capacity, would presumably put him on track to play Sunday against the Bills.

Jan 5, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Makes Jets history in loss

Berrios caught eight of 12 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 loss to Tampa Bay. He added 12 yards and a touchdown on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: Berrios opened the scoring with a one-yard rushing touchdown on a reverse, then displayed excellent balance along the sideline to score on a nine-yard catch in the second quarter and restore New York's seven-point lead. Remarkably, Berrios became the first wide receiver in Jets history to score a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same game. He also led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. Berrios is making the most of his featured role in the injury-riddled Jets offense, and he'll have some fantasy appeal in the Week 18 season finale against the Bills.

Jan 2, 2022 2:56 PM EST

Five catches, kick return TD in win

Berrios caught five of six targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Jaguars. He added three yards on one rushing attempt and scored a kickoff return touchdown.

Analysis: Berrios led New York's depleted receiving corps in catches, targets and receiving yards. In addition to his contributions on offense, Berrios scored a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown in the second quarter. Elijah Moore (quadriceps) -- who is also on the reserve/COVID-19 list -- and Jamison Crowder (calf) both have a chance to return in Week 17 against the Buccaneers, but even one of those two sitting should be enough for Berrios to maintain a prominent role on offense to go with his usage in the return game on special teams.

Dec 26, 2021 2:32 PM EST

Replacing Crowder in slot

Berrios likely will replace Jamison Crowder (doubtful/calf) as the Jets' primary slot receiver this Sunday against Jacksonville, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Berrios has mostly been the Jets' fourth/fifth receiver this year but did top 50 percent snap share in each of the first three games of the season. During that stretch, he averaged 4.7 catches for 50.0 yards on 7.0 targets, in addition to returning kicks and punts. He'll have a big role for the Jets this Sunday but still doesn't have great odds to pile up yardage or score a TD.

Dec 24, 2021 12:36 PM EST

Finds end zone in loss

Berrios caught his only target for 26 yards while rushing twice for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: After leading the team with 10 targets last week, Berrios remained involved in the game plan early, capping New York's first drive with a two-yard touchdown run. He didn't make much of an impact after that point, but neither did any other Jets receiver, as Jamison Crowder led the team with 40 receiving yards and New York didn't score a touchdown through the air. Given the dearth of passable alternatives in New York's passing game, Berrios will have some fantasy appeal in Week 16 against the Jaguars, even if that appeal is primarily limited to deeper formats.

Dec 19, 2021 5:01 PM EST

Steps up for injury-riddled Jets

Berrios caught six of 10 targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 30-9 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Berrios led the Jets in targets, catches and receiving yards, as he took on a more prominent role with Corey Davis (groin) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps) both sidelined. Davis is done for the season and Moore won't be back until Week 17 at the earliest, so Berrios should continue to serve as one of the top targets for scuffling rookie quarterback Zach Wilson in Week 15 against Miami.

Dec 12, 2021 3:03 PM EST

Nice return sets up team's first TD

Berrios caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 33-18 loss to Philadelphia. He also returned three kickoffs for 139 yards.

Analysis: Berrios bookended the contest with his two biggest contributions. He set up New York's opening-drive touchdown by taking the opening kickoff 79 yards down to the Eagles' 21-yard line, and Berrios' lone catch of the afternoon came on the game's final play. Berrios is a solid back of the roster guy for the 3-9 Jets, but that's not a fantasy-friendly role.

Dec 6, 2021 8:48 AM EST

Makes 46-yard catch

Berrios caught two of three targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over Houston.

Analysis: Berrios actually led the Jets in receiving yards, topping Elijah Moore by one. He flipped field position with a 46-yard catch in the third quarter, but the play was wasted when Matt Ammendola missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt to cap the drive. Berrios hasn't reached 50 yards in a game since Week 2.

Nov 28, 2021 7:48 PM EST

Blanked by Dolphins

Berrios failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Berrios rarely features on offense but has a prominent role on special teams. He returned two punts for 28 yards and added a 31-yard kickoff return.

Nov 21, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Three catches in Week 10

Berrios caught all three of his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Berrios hasn't been targeted more than three times in a game since Week 2. The reserve receiver's role won't grow barring injuries ahead of him on the depth chart.

Nov 14, 2021 5:47 PM EST

Just five receiving yards Thursday

Berrios caught two of three targets for five yards in Thursday's 45-30 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Berrios failed to make much of an impact after scoring his first touchdown of the season last week. The Jets' offense has picked it up, averaging 32 points over the past two games, but Berrios doesn't see the field enough to capitalize on that improvement consistently.

Nov 5, 2021 8:37 AM EST

Finds end zone in upset win

Berrios caught both of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: Berrios gave the Jets hope heading into halftime by securing an eight-yard touchdown with 15 seconds remaining in the second quarter to cut the Bengals' lead to three points. It was the reserve receiver's first touchdown of the season.

Nov 1, 2021 11:51 AM EST

One catch in Week 5

Berrios caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Berrios doesn't have much of a role with the Jets' receiving corps healthy. Barring more injuries cropping up ahead of him, Berrios is unlikely to make much of a difference moving forward.

Oct 11, 2021 10:24 AM EST

Limited involvement with Crowder in

Berrios caught his only target for no gain and added 15 yards on two rushing attempts in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Titans.

Analysis: As expected, Berrios' role shrank significantly with starting slot receiver Jamison Crowder back in the fold after missing the first three games of the season due to a groin injury. Berrios' impact will come primarily as a return man on special teams moving forward, as Crowder's presence should continue to limit Berrios' usage on offense.

Oct 3, 2021 8:18 PM EST

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