Every Wednesday or Thursday during the NFL season (and offseason), Joe Caporoso will break down the upcoming week of NFL action. Unfasten the belts and prepare to gorge on another weekend of fandom, fantasy, gambling, tweeting, cheering, complaining…and complaining.
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New York Jets 53 Man Roster Projection
June Edition, made with the disclaimer that injuries will still occur, trades may happen and waiver wire pickups are coming in early September.
Quarterback (2) Sam Darnold, Josh McCown: The Jets catch a break and are able to trade Teddy Bridgewater late in the preseason/right before the regular season for a draft pick.
Running Back (4) Bilal Powell, Isiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire, Dmitri Flowers: Flowers edges out incumbent Lawrence Thomas for the fullback job. Thomas Rawls just misses it and Trenton Cannon heads to the practice squad.
Tight End (4) Eric Tomlinson, Chris Herndon, Jordan Leggett, Neal Sterling: The Jets decide to carry four tight ends to start the season, as they are unwilling to throw in the towel on Leggett after just one year.
Wide Receiver (6) Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, Terrelle Pryor, Chad Hansen, Andre Roberts: Yes, I see and hear all your complaints about ArDarius Stewart but I think Roberts wins the return job. The Jets decide to give their sweetheart roster spot to last year’s draft pick to Leggett over Stewart.
Offensive Line (9) Spencer Long, Kelvin Beachum, Brandon Shell, James Carpenter, Brian Winters, Travis Swanson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale: All four of the backups, outside of Dozier, have seen notable amounts of playing time at some point in the past two years.
Defensive Line: (7) Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, Henry Anderson, Nathan Sheppard, Mike Pennel, Folorunso Fatukasi, Xavier Cooper: The Jets go heavy on the defensive front and decide to keep this year’s draft pick Fatukasi on the 53, rather than the practice squad.
Linebacker: (8) Darron Lee, Avery Williamson, Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Kevin Minter, Lorenzo Mauldin, David Bass: Plenty of question marks and open spots in this positional group, which will be fluid this summer in terms of playing time and who sticks around.
Cornerbacks (6) Trumaine Johnson, Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine, Parry Nickerson, Daryl Roberts, Jeremy Clark: Wide open after the top four spots. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if the Jets carried 7 or 8 corners, allowing them to keep Derrick Jones or Juston Burris around.
Safeties (4) Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, JJ Wilcox, Terrence Brooks: A nice looking group. Rontez Miles just misses the final 53.
Special Teams (3) Thomas Hennessy, Lachlan Edwards, Cairo Santos
Random NFL GIF Of The Week
The leading the NFL in touchdown receptions over 20 yards feeling…
Underrated Snack Of The Week
Honey Dijon Chips!
Kettle cooked chips are always a smart, safe bet. Integrating honey mustard into your snack is also always a smart, safe bet. What a perfect combination for this under-appreciated brand of chip! I recommend eating fistfuls while sitting on the beach and then wondering why you have a Dad bod.
TV Commentary Of The Week
Succession, HBO – I can’t decide if this good or there is just a gap in premium cable shows at the moment. I am through three episodes and staying with it but part of me thinks this is basically Billions with less intriguing people and slightly worse acting. Sometimes an easy to follow show like this is necessary after taking your weekly confounding Westworld exam.