New York Jets Top Five – NFL Draft Trade Down Scenarios

Joe Belic with five trade down scenarios for the New York Jets in 2020 NFL Draft

Uncertainty surrounding the 11th pick in the upcoming NFL draft has sparked much debate; who may or may not be available is anybody’s guess.  Trading back is always an option, but it’s a lot easier said than done. Regardless, let’s have some fun, rack our brains, and contemplate some potential trade down scenarios in this week’s, “Joe Jet 5.”  

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New York Jets – NFL Draft Second Tier Options

Joe Belic with second tier options for the New York Jets with the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft

Jets fandom can rest assure Joe Douglas will be active in free agency and plug several holes (especially along the OL) prior to the draft; this will give the Jets much needed flexibility come draft day.  There is a good possibility Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb are all off the board when it’s time for the Jets to select at 11. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5”, I consider routes the Jets could potentially take if the players deemed most coveted aren’t available.   

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New York Jets – Best and Worst Of 2019

Joe Belic with the five best and five worst things of the New York Jets 2019 season

There’s nothing more cliché than a scene in a movie when kids—in the backseat of a car—ask their parents, “are we there yet,” but no image best describes what the last nine years have been like for Jets fans. It’s like a ride that seems to have no end, and we’re all left wondering if the destination is upon us and when the fun will finally begin.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Real Time Edition

Joe Belic goes REAL TIME on the New York Jets heading into Thursday Night Football

Gang Green got the win on a Ficken last-second field goal in a seemingly meaningless game and Jets Twitter was once again polarized.  Many fans insisted wins were more consequential while countless advocates clamored for the importance of a high draft pick. With Bell out—and bowling one heck of a game—some “discussed” his role in this offense while others contemplated the emergence of a certain quarterback in Tennessee.  It didn’t stop there, as Sam Darnold himself was questioned, and enthusiasts debated his legitimacy as a franchise quarterback.  

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New York Jets Top Five – The Running Game Is Broken

Joe Belic on the New York Jets extended running game problems

The rekindled love affair with Adam Gase is back on the fritz.  Gase, who after a three-game winning streak was welcomed back by many with open arms, has once again been relegated to spending nights on the couch.  I can’t blame anybody for putting Gase in the dog house either. The rollercoaster ride, characteristic of many Jets seasons, has been tough to bear, and this latest precipitous plummet into the abyss—against an 0-11 Bengals team—had the fanbase sick and firmly clenching their vomit bags all the way down. 

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New York Jets Top Five – Five Round Mock Draft

Joe Belic with a five round mock draft for the New York Jets

What the Jets do in free agency will impact how they approach the draft, but with Gang Green holding the 5th spot—at the moment—I thought it was fitting to deliver my first mock draft (5 Rounds) in this week’s “Joe Jet 5.” 

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New York Jets Top Five – What Is Wrong With Running Game?

Joe Belic on the problems with the New York Jets running game

For a moment this past Sunday, I was floating on a cloud, and all seemed right with the world. There is nothing sweeter than knocking “big brother” off his pedestal and leaving our shared home with the victory.  Now, it’s time to come back down to earth and look ahead.  

The running game—or lack thereof—is one of many issues that needs to be addressed. 

How do the Jets fix it, and who’s to blame?

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New York Jets Top Five – 2020 NFL Draft Targets

Joe Belic with five prospects the New York Jets can target in the 2020 NFL Draft

Operation Tank Season is in full effect—whether the Jets coaching staff accepts it or not—and it’s time to start evaluating players for the upcoming 2020 NFL draft.  In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I list some players the Jets should target in their pursuit to get the team back on course. 

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New York Jets Top Five – Quarterback Comparisons For Darnold

Joe Belic compares Sam Darnold’s first 16 starts to other franchise quarterbacks

“Seeing ghosts” was an innocuous comment recently made by Sam Darnold, who was clearly experiencing difficulties during Monday Night’s game, and I personally appreciated his candidness.  However, I understand the world we live in, and I know what makes people in the industry salivate; Sam’s remark became comparable to Pavlov ringing his bell so the dogs could come to feast.

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New York Jets Top Five – How To Beat The Patriots

Joe Belic with five keys for the New York Jets upsetting the New England Patriots

Just two short weeks ago, it seemed unrealistic to think the Jets had a chance to beat New England. Well, our young gunslinger is back, and hope is still alive.  While it won’t be an easy feat, in this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I breakdown what it will take to bring down the Pats.  

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