The New York Jets need to understand that tight end Jace Amaro simply isn’t meant to be a starter anymore. It’s time they moved on in the grand scheme of things.
Tight end Jace Amaro was originally drafted back in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. At 6’5 and 265 pounds, the New York Jets envisioned him being a dynamic red-zone threat capable of finally bringing big play-making skills to the position. Unfortunately for the past few years now, Amaro has been defined as someone who simply looks lost and confused on the football field with being too psyched out mentally to execute.
It was understood back in 2014 that Amaro simply had the case of “rookie mistakes” due to a tough transition from college to the pros. He missed all of 2015 due to an unfortunate shoulder injury but once organized team activities and training camp arrived this year, was getting rave reviews for finally putting everything together.
For what can only be described as a mental inability to get the job done, Amaro looked fantastic in practice but come gameday, is nowhere to be found. It’s inexcusable since we’re past the rookie mistakes, he’s been coached and trained to deliver and simply can’t get the job done.
The worst part is, whenever Amaro gets another incompletion or drops an easy pass, he looks completely defeated on the sideline. Shocked that he simply can’t process why things aren’t clicking like they do in practice.
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The Jets should stop wasting time thinking that Amaro can amount to anything close to being an effective player on offense.
Roster spots are tough to earn and Amaro hasn’t proved his worth at all.
It remains to be seen if the Jets want to part ways or simply keep him as depth but the truth of the matter is, it’s time to move on from the idea that Amaro can live up to his expectations out of Texas Tech.
Overall, the Jets will do their very best in fielding the best possible roster heading into the regular season. It won’t be easy but if they go by based on production, expectations, and players that have what it takes to be successful, unfortunately, Amaro is on the outside looking in.