This is perhaps one of the most important offseasons in Jets history.
They must add more talent, and amongst other things, tweak some aspects of their defensive playbook, which some considered too predictable at times. Their defense finished 32nd in the NFL.
The Jets are coming off a 4-13 season. They missed the playoffs for the 11th straight season, a current NFL high.
There isn’t anything positive about those two facts. You can’t put lipstick on those things and make them pretty.
Some people would say that is being negative, but I would disagree, it’s more about being realistic.
“You are what your record says it is.” – Bill Parcells
People can hype certain players all they want, and they do have some talented players, but they need a lot more. And the Jets have a golden opportunity to add the requisite talent they need with the resources they enter 2022 empowered with.
The Jets have a chance to have a transformative off-season with two picks in the top ten in each of the first two rounds. That is amazing draft capital. And let’s not forget they also have a pick at the top of the third round. That is special draft capital. The value of the two picks in the top ten in the first round is obvious. but high second and third-round picks are very valuable. Players you value often slip out of the first round – just look at WR Elijah Moore and RB Michael Carter, who the Jets had much higher grades than where they were picked, and those higher grades were warranted.
The Jets also have plenty of cap space.
They need to hit this off-season out of the park.
The Jets’ football people just need to roll up their sleeves, and kill this off-season, with strong moves in free agency and the draft, and top-shelf player development in their off-season programs.
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