Bleacher Report recently picked the biggest flaw of every NFL team heading into the upcoming season. For the New York Jets, it’s all about the lack of upgrading their pass rush this offseason.
For the past few years now, the New York Jets have been rebuilding with hopes for a brighter future. So far, they’ve addressed a few key areas of the team from their defensive secondary, quarterback, and running back. They added some hopeful pieces to their offensive line but in a recent article by Bleacher Report, there is one key area that will likely be a huge flaw in 2018.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, in an article written by Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report, he selected the lack of pass rushing talent as the Jets biggest flaw heading into the upcoming season. The truth of the matter is, the Jets haven’t been able to consistently take down opposing quarterbacks and achieve sacks.
Last year alone, the Jets pass rush was among one of the worse in the entire league as they only totaled 28 sacks as a defense. Their defensive line didn’t get the job done despite high expectations and put added stress to the other positional groups to make up for the deficiencies.
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Davenport believes the lack of the Jets adding better pass rushers this offseason is easily their biggest flaw for 2018. They picked up some decent talent for their defensive line and linebacker corps but again, this could be an area that becomes constantly problematic as the season progresses.
Hopefully, the Jets pass rush gets it together sooner rather than later. Otherwise, it’s going to be another long season for a defense that could get burned week in, week out. Especially against some of the top quarterbacks of the league.
Could the Jets make one more big trade before the start of the regular season like they did last year to address this issue? They don’t have many bargaining chips but then again, if quarterback Teddy Bridgewater plays above expectations in training camp and preseason football, he could end up being traded to finally address this pass rush issue on the Jets.