It might not be the best football, but it’s important

While most people consider the NFL preseason boring, it serves a purpose.

It’s a good chance for players to show their wares, and for personnel people around the NFL, to evaluate their own roster in real tackle football (which doesn’t happen in training camp), and look at players on other teams they might want to claim.

“It’s a great opportunity for [players] to showcase who they are,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “31 other teams are going to get their tape for the first time and the style they want to represent.”

So whether it’s a backup guard, or third-string cornerback, if they go out there and play well in the preseason, they can help their case with their current team, or make themselves enticing to another.

“All the different things that [the players] want to showcase, I think that’s what’s most important about these preseason games,” Saleh said. “You can take [preseason games] for granted from a team standpoint, because it doesn’t matter in the win/loss record, but your style of play, and what you want to represent, and what you want the entire league to know about you starts Saturday. That’s why I think there’s tremendous value to these preseason games.”

The Jets will play their preseason opener tomorrow night against the Giants at 7:30 p.m at MetLife Stadium.

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