There’s a Better Roster Around Zack Wilson, Even If He missed tyrek hill,
The best way to develop a young QB is to build rosters on both sides of the ball to reduce the pressure.
And towards this Jets are building. There is still work to be done, but he has a draft to continue the momentum he has built.
Hill is the most dynamic receiver in the NFL; They may have accelerated Wilson’s development to another level. But missing him is not the end of the world.
Still positive. At the end of last season, the Jets’ roster was Swiss cheese, with holes all over the board. Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh Deserves credit for addressing those issues to the point where they have a roster that can propel Wilson.
The most important thing with Wilson’s development is to build a roster that can win with or against Wilson. He still only started 13 games; There will be unrest in 2022. With a good enough roster, however, he can win when he struggles. that’s all that matters.
New York’s Laken Tomlinson made the Pro Bowl for the 49ers in 2021. Tomlinson knows this plan because he’s played in San Francisco for the past four seasons. He excelled in the run game last year and allowed only three sacks. Perhaps most importantly, he fills in a blank. Greg Van Roten struggled in 2021 and was drawn to Laurent DuVernay-Tardiff, who was solid, but the Jets needed a long-term solution.
then gang green stripped a pair of tight ends To get that room out of its decade-long abyss: Tyler Conklin, an ex-Viking, and CJ Uzoma, a former Bengal.
He combined for 110 catches, 1,086 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Conklin and Uzoma would revive the use of 12 personnel for the jet after leaving the group after the eighth week.
Hopefully offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur can find those plays and blow the dust off that part of the playbook.
But a reliable tight end is the quarterback’s safety blanket, especially when throwing in the middle of the field. According to Next Gen Stats, Wilson completed only 64.8% of his passes targeting tight ends, the sixth worst at the start.
Some issues were rookie and other times the tight ends didn’t help Wilson.
So now that things currently stand the Jets have a receiving core of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and Braxton Berrios, along with a pair of starting tight ends with Conklin and Uzoma. If Davis and Moore are healthy, it’s better than 2021.
Tomlinson fills a hole on the offensive line, consisting of George Fant, Aliza Vera-Tucker, Conor McGovern and Mekhi Becton. Faint plays exceptionally well in the left tackle, Vera-Tucker promises as a rookie, McGovern is a solid centre, and Becton has immense potential.
It’s a good unit on paper and should have the best offensive line in the AFC East, opening up more running lanes for the Jets in Michael Carter and Tevin Coleman. Then Wilson can act away from it and hopefully lead to more success.
receiver room Needs more depth and another explosive weaponBut the offense looks solid.
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The Jets also added quality starters here, including cornerback DJ Reid, safety Jordan Whitehead and defensive end Jacob Martin. He re-signed security LaMarcus Joyner.
This should raise the unit that is ranked 32nd in yards and points allowed per game. Reid is a cornerback who can hold his own against top-tier receivers, some jets are needed. Gang Green is drawn to face an assassin’s row of elite receivers, including Hill, now in the Division.
Whitehead reforms the security room that was devastated by injuries to Marcus May and Joyner in 2021. Whitehead should help with the pass defense but most importantly, he will improve the run defense with his ability to headhunt in the run game.
There’s still work to be done but the defense won’t be the worst in the NFL. Reed is a solid pairing on the outside, with Bryce Hall or Brandin Echols. The hope is that Echols and Hall can improve their game to improve the pass defense, ranked 29th in the NFL.
Whitehead and Joyner provide solid consistency in the secondary. The defensive line deepens as Martin is involved, and Carl Lawson should be back after his Achilles injury.
All of this puts less pressure on Wilson to carry the jets.
There is still work to be done, but they have the draft capital to do it. Let’s see if they can keep the rhythm going.