A lot was made about Jace Amaro being third on the Jets’ tight end depth chart behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis.
And I can understand why it caused a buzz.
However, it my mind, it’s not a big shock.
Cumberland has been the Jets’ starting tight end for the entire camp, so the fact that he is #1 isn’t a surprise.
It’s the #2 spot that caught many by surprise.
Why is the journeyman Davis ahead of Amaro?
Simple. The #2 tight end needs to be a very good blocker. The 6-6, 265-pound Davis is a terrific blocker. Amaro is still a work-in-progress as a blocker after not being asked to block a lot at Texas Tech.
It’s as simple as that.
Amaro will still have a role, but when the Jets go to two tight end sets, in obvious running situations, the combination of Cumberland and Davis makes the most sense for the Jets right now.
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