The first mandatory minicamp of the New York Jets begins Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 as all players are scheduled to report for the three-day event.
The New York Jets are set to begin their first mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 until Friday, June 16th, 2017. All players are scheduled to attend since if they don’t, they’ll be fined for every day missed.
After this mandatory minicamp is over, the Jets will then end all team activities the official start of training camp which begins on Friday, July 28th, 2017. Whether it’s organized team activities, mandatory minicamp, or even training camp, all eyes will be on the positional battles to see which young players step up and earn their spots.
It’s no secret the Jets are rebuilding this season and might not see the end result until at least another year or two. It’s expected the Jets might not win a whole lot of football games this upcoming season but at the end of the day, 2017 will be measured by progression and not wins/losses.
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In the grand scheme of things, fans will need a ton of patience to endure the long season ahead.
The Jets are a few years away from being competitive again and while there won’t be much to get excited for in 2017, the start of minicamp will set the tone for determining new starters and getting everyone on the same page.
In an article written by Darryl Slater for NJ.com, he broke down the common question fans ask about the difference of minicamp and OTAs:
Other than minicamp being mandatory? Well, the first two practices are longer than the two-hour OTAs practices. The Jets are scheduled to practice for two hours and 40 minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean the practices definitely will last that long.
Keep in mind that players won’t be practicing with pads or full gear on since there will be no full contact. As per Slater, here are the dates and time of all three days of mandatory minicamp for the Jets:
6/13/17 – 6/16/17
1:20 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Overall, expect to see the coaching staff continue having a strong and fiery presence for all players that are lucky enough to be on the roster at this point in time. If the Jets are going to win just a handful of football games in 2017, it’s best they have a strict culture built around accountability, execution, and always giving 100 percent effort at all times. At least then, they’ll be able to put some competitiveness and showmanship on the table when they face opponents.