Perriman is a vertical threat that the Jets have sorely needed. Perriman's clean bill of health pushes Jeff Smith to third on the depth chart, but after being targeted heavily through two games, he adds needed depth. Perriman is a WR4/5 until his role/target share is secured.
On most practice days, the Jets are lining up with Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder and Jeff Smith, a former undrafted free agent with one career catch. When Perriman missed a day with knee swelling, it served as a sobering reminder: The Jets are one injury away from a full-blown crisis.
The Jets like to run a lot of three-WR sets and the injury to Mims is a big deal as he was supposed to be the WR3. Even if he's back soon, he'll be behind as far as learning the offense and being on the same page as QB Sam Darnold. Because of the low numbers, the Jets recently signed veteran Chris Hogan, who Gase called a "down and dirty" competitor. Hogan has looked good but he hasn't been an every-down player since 2018.