There’s yet another recreation left within the Jets season, and the offseason plan is already in full swing. Sure, they’ve obtained to fireplace Todd Bowles. (We’ve mentioned alternative concepts.) And sure, their GM, Mike Maccagnan, may (ought to?) lose his job.
Earlier than the season finale towards the Patriots, the Jets are third within the NFL draft order, which makes it seem they had been one of many worst groups within the league. In actuality, the Jets have their franchise QB, and have been taking part in considerably higher with Sam Darnold after his return from damage. How will you quantify this? The Soccer Outsiders measured groups through DVOA from Week 11-Week 16. The Jets have ranked 17th throughout that point, forward of higher-quality groups like Houston (18), Inexperienced Bay (20), Philadelphia (21), Pittsburgh (23), Tennessee (24) and Carolina (29).
The primary offseason place scenario we have to deal with is operating again. Bilal Powell suffered a horrible neck damage and his profession could possibly be over. He’s a free agent and as of now, there’s no situation for him to return. Isaiah Crowell, their main rusher (685 yards) can be on IR with a toe damage. Crowell signed a Three-year deal final offseason, however money-wise, it was actually a 1-year deal. They’d be smart to deliver him again to separate the #1 function or be a useful #2 RB.
The preferred identify on the place in the marketplace is clearly Le’Veon Bell. He’ll demand high greenback, and sure will get it. He turns 27 in February and there are a number of methods to take a look at him: 1) The Steelers lose Bell, they nonetheless put up good offensive numbers, however miss the playoffs (barring main assist in Week 17); 2) Bell’s angle stinks, and who needs to contaminate a younger franchise with that me-first mentality; Three) Who cares about his accidents or his angle, the man is a High 5 operating again and the Jets want weapons!
Earlier than we go additional, these NFL speeding stats for 2018 are value mentioning:
fifth in speeding: Joe Mixon (2nd spherical draft choose)
sixth in speeding: Adrian Peterson (33, signed by Redskins in free company)
seventh in speeding: Phillip Lindsay (undrafted free agent)
eighth in speeding: Chris Carson (seventh spherical draft choose)
ninth in speeding: Nick Chubb (2nd spherical draft choose)
10th in speeding: Derrick Henry (2nd spherical draft choose)
Listed here are 4 operating backs the Jets ought to pursue forward of Le’Veon Bell. The Jets could be higher served utilizing their cap house on the offensive line, edge rusher, and pulling a Brock Osweiler.