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What to expect on offense heading into 2017

Dec 17, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Expect the offense of the New York Jets to frustrate us early, but blossom late in 2017.

The average age of the New York Jets skill position players is 25 years old with three years of NFL experience. They’re young, which means we can expect some mistakes early on. It will take time for this team to gel. However, they have the talent to give fans hope for the future later in the season.

With ArDarius Stewart, Charone Peake, and Robby Anderson, the Jets have two burners that can beat the defense over the top, and they have sure-handed possession receivers in Chad Hansen and Quincy Enunwa. In addition, tight end Jordan Leggett has some potential as a blocker and can beat the defense with catch-and-run abilities.

The Jets also have two quarterbacks on the roster who can get them the football. The key to having a vertical threat is the quarterback who can get the ball there. Especially since both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg have a good arm strength to really air it out.

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The Jets were unsuccessful offensively in 2016 because Ryan Fitzpatrick is limited on deep passes.  Teams caught up to that and thus produced the season he ended up having.

Having deep threat quarterbacks and receivers will open up the Jets offense in ways it wasn’t in 2016. They won’t have to settle for short and intermediate throws, and that will open up the running game as well.

As the young Jets players gel, expect big plays to develop.  By the time the Jets reach the mid-point of the year, they will be ready to break out. Regardless of their wins and losses column, the offense of the Jets will at least give fans a nice glimpse of what to expect in the future. A high-octane machine that will score touchdowns and keep those chains moving.

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