Burnett caught all five of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to New England. He finishes his rookie campaign with 10 catches for 143 yards.
Burnett racked up just more than half of his season production in this game, so it will serve as a nice start to his audition for a depth role with the Jets next season. Called up from the practice squad after latching on as an undrafted free agent, Burnett's biggest selling point is his chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold from their days at USC.
Burnett will have an increased role in the offense Sunday in New England with Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and Jermaine Kearse (Achilles) out of the lineup, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
An undrafted rookie, Burnett made an impact Week 8 with Robby Anderson and Enunwa sidelined, reeling in all four passes from Sam Darnold for 61 yards. Clearly, Burnett will have a similar opportunity this time around, but Anderson, Chris Herndon and Elijah McGuire have better odds to profit due to their respective places in the offense
Burnett failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 44-38 overtime loss to the Packers.
Burnett made a spectacular one-handed grab behind the end zone on one of the balls thrown his way, but he was well out of bounds while doing so. The undrafted free agent out of USC is buried deep down the Jets' depth chart, but his chemistry with rookie quarterback Sam Darnold could allow Burnett to stick around with the team moving forward.
Burnett (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bills.
Burnett lines up as the No. 7 wide receiver, and with the other six wideouts healthy he isn't needed at this time. Burnett has five catches on eight targets for 70 yards in three games this year.
Burnett was blanked on two targets in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Dolphins.
Burnett fell back into obscurity with fellow wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson both returning from their respective ankle injuries. Don't expect the undrafted rookie to play much of a role against the Bills in Week 10.
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