PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Pragmatist Edition

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of pragmatic viewpoints on the New York Jets 2017 season…

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Two weeks ago we did the optimist edition, last week we did the pessimist edition. Today, we do the pragmatic edition. 

1 – All three Jets quarterbacks will start games at some point this season. Nobody will do enough to prevent the Jets from drafting a quarterback in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

2 – The Jets will have struggles on the offensive line due to their limited depth but there will be enough encouraging signs from Wesley Johnson and Brandon Shell to believe they are the center and right tackle of the future.

3 – Quincy Enunwa will just barely crack 1,000 yards receiving. Robby Anderson, ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen will all finish with somewhere between 300-700 yards receiving.

4 – The Jets cornerback position is going to be a problem for most of the year due to a lack of depth and durability issues with Morris Claiborne and Buster Skrine. It will be a major focus area for a rebuild next offseason.

5 – Muhammad Wilkerson will bounce back from last year but clearly be the second best defensive lineman behind Leonard Williams, who will lead the team in sacks. Sheldon Richardson will either be traded by deadline or walk in free agency after the season.

6 – The Jets linebackers are going to struggle to generate quarterback pressure throughout the season. Darron Lee will be improved from his rookie year but still not be a consistent playmaker. Demario Davis or whoever is next to Lee will be a major liability.

7 – Jamal Adams will be one the best defensive rookies in the NFL and get a few votes for ROY.

8 – Bilal Powell will be team’s most productive running back and be back with Elijah McGuire in 2018. Matt Forte will contribute week to week but lack explosiveness and be released after the season.

9 – The Jets special teams will be improved from last season but remain league average at best.

10 – The Jets will have a middle of the pack defense that has a few big games led by their defensive line taking advantage of teams with shaky quarterback and offensive line play.

11 – The Jets offense will be one the 5-7 worst in the NFL and struggle to consistently score points.

12 – The Jets will finish with a top ten pick in the NFL Draft and if they do not believe they are in a position to acquire the quarterback they want, will aggressively trade up for one.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports