New York Jets: Rebuild Reality Check

Dan Essien with a comprehensive review of the New York Jets “rebuild” and how it compares to other teams in similar situations league wide in recent years…

The New York Jets had a very hopeful offseason preceding the 2018 regular season. GM Mike Maccagnan was seemingly able to fix the Jets’ long suffered lack of a franchise quarterback when he secured Sam Darnold. Everything was gravy just a few months ago. However, we’ve reached that inevitable point in the season where Jets fans are struggling to balance long term patience with where the on the field product currently is. Here’s the thing: It should be better. However, that statement might not be for the reason you think.

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New York Jets – Maccagnan’s Trades & How They Lead to One More

Clayton Smarslok recaps Mike Maccagnan’s history of trades for the New York Jets and how it could lead to one more major one…

Alas, the Jets finally traded Teddy Bridgewater after the long awaited moment. The Jets received the New Orleans Saints 2019 3rd round pick for Bridgewater and their 2019 6th round pick. Over the course of Maccagnan’s 3.5 year tenure with the Jets, he has not been shy about making trades for players. That is just a bit odd because he has always said from the beginning how he wants to build the roster through the draft, but it shows that that he will do what he thinks is necessary to make the team better. Starting from 2015, let’s go through a quick recap of the trades he has made thus far.


New York Jets – One Month Away NFL Draft Thoughts…

Cody Emerson with thoughts on the New York Jets draft plans, with only one month to go until the big weekend…

There are only 30 days left  until the NFL draft. What should you as a New York Jets fan be prepared for?  (more…)

New York Jets – Upsides and Downsides Free Agent Deals

Michael Nania with the upsides and downsides of each of the New York Jets free agency signings so far…

Considering the weakened state of their roster, just about all of the moves the New York Jets have made figure to be upgrades. However, improving on 2017’s edition of the Jets is but a lowly task. The end goal is to build a championship contender. Have the deals the Jets have made put the team on a healthy path towards contention?


Author: Michael Nania

You can follow me on Twitter @Michael_Nania. I'll be hosting the weekly Jets opponent preview podcast, Know Your Foe, starting with the 2018 regular season. I've been writing for Turn On The Jets since January 2018, and you can also check out more of my work on the Jets over at Gang Green Nation.

New York Jets Early Staff Evaluations – GM Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of Mike Maccagnan’s job as GM for the New York Jets…

The New York Jets are in the last quarter of the first season of what appears to be a complete rebuild. They’ve performed better than expected this season but still have tough decisions to make regarding the front office and the coaching staff. Let’s go through some of the decisions the Jets face going forward and how it can affect the team going forward. (more…)

New York Jets: Living and Dying by Maccagnan’s Scouting Background

David Aitken with an analysis of Mike Maccagnan through three years…

Three offseasons in charge of this Jets team, it’s time to dive deep and ask: is Mike Maccagnan showing he can handle this job?

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New York Jets – Who to Avoid in Free Agency

Jake Benaquisto on free agents the New York Jets should avoid this offseason

After a miserable 2016 season, the New York Jets once again find themselves in need of a significant roster overhaul. In the 2015 offseason, GM Mike Maccagnan made several signings in free agency that proved to be ineffective for the long term success of the team. Players such as Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Marcus Gilchrist seemed like great fits at the time, but their performance (or lack there of for Cromartie) last year proved otherwise. While it is essential for the Jets to use free agency wisely to rebuild their roster, Maccagnan must avoid the splashy signings that inevitably hurt the team.

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New York Jets 2017 Offseason – Areas to Improve (Defense)

Daniel Essen breaks down the current status of the New York Jets defense and how they could go about improving it…

The New York Jets defense regressed from last year in a big way. What was the 4th best defense in the NFL last season, fell to the 18th ranked defense and displayed performances that were downright awful at times. Here we’ll look at potential solutions to all the problematic areas of the Jets defense as they begin to rebuild in 2017…

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How to Rebuild: Seattle Seahawks 2010-2013 Edition

Daniel Essen on how the New York Jets can follow the rebuild model of the Seattle Seahawks

In the last edition, we looked at what the New York Jets can learn from the Kansas City Chiefs‘ rise to relevancy. In this, let’s look at how the Seahawks went from going 5-11 in 2009 and then firing everyone, to being Super Bowl Champions in 2013. As one would expect many of the same lessons apply from the Chiefs edition. However, there are different approaches the Seahawks took that the Jets can learn from.

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