He was sorely missed in 2015 and once again proved to be an elite, at times unguardable beast in 2016 (and playing with broken ribs is a level of manliness on par with Sterling Sharpe, except i think Jordy was even more effective). After a well-deserved Comeback Player of the Year award, there’s a lot of excitement for 2017.
We’re talking about a 32 year old farmer… with a repaired ACL. His speed has been on display plenty in the past, but we saw less of it 2016. I think that has as much to do with age as it does from recovering from an injury.
But he doesn’t just dominate with raw speed the way some top receivers do, he’s more rounded. Very effective in the slot, he can be a contributor for a couple more years, especially in an offense that uses a lot of spread formations.
Even with age tightening up some of those fast twitch muscle fibers, he showed at the end of the last Bears game that it pays to be crafty and run great routes. Plus, he has a history of proving that when the ball is anywhere near him, he can come away with it.