Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grading the New York Jets' Offense

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The New York Jets were extremely busy this offseason, as was expected with copious salary cap space thanks to departed general manager John Idzik. First-year GM Mike Maccagnan wasted no time upgrading the team's secondary, re-signing veteran linebacker David Harris and adding multiple pieces on offense.

The big move on offense was trading a fifth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for wide receiver Brandon Marshall and a seventh-round pick. This led to the expected release of Percy Harvin, which cost the Jets a sixth-round pick as a result of last year's trade, a pick the Jets came close to replacing by getting one back with Marshall.

The Jets also traded a 2016 seventh-round pick to the Texans for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the pick can become a sixth-rounder based on playing time. In addition to signing guard James Carpenter away from the Seahawks and re-signing Willie Colon, the Jets didn't completely ignore the offensive side of the ball despite their big defensive upgrades.

Now the question becomes: How will these moves improve their offense and where do they stack up within the division? Things could always change after the draft, but let's take a look at the four major position groups.

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