Cornerback Trumaine Johnson believes there is something special brewing on the New York Jets as he sees the overall potential of the franchise in 2018.
In order for the New York Jets to be contenders again, it will all come down to how their team functions as a cohesive unit. One of their potential strengths of the team will be from a defensive secondary that is stacked at cornerback and safety with veterans and young talent ready to breakout.
Ideally, the Jets are banking on their secondary being an above-average unit that can keep them competitive in the majority of football games. Of course, that’s just one aspect of the entire team but since the NFL is a passing league, having a stout secondary that can create big stops or key turnovers could be what separates the Jets from the rest.
The Jets spent top money in free agency with cornerback Trumaine Johnson being their biggest acquisition. Not only does he bring a lot to the table but knows what it takes to go from pretenders to contenders by trusting the process. Besides what he excels in on the gridiron, Johnson will also bring good leadership to the locker room to keep everyone in check. He already sees what the Jets roster is shaping up to be.
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In an article written by Randy Lange of NewYorkJets.com, here’s what Johnson had to say about the Jets and their overall potential this upcoming season:
“The Jets last year, I was watching them. They were losing close games and they beat some playoff teams. So I mean, they’ve got all the potential in the world to be a playoff team,” he said. “I can’t sit up here and tell you what day and time exactly it’s going to happen. But it’s a daily thing, man, building chemistry and trusting these guys and going out there and playing and having fun with it, too.”
Could the Jets be a playoff team in 2018? It’s a longshot since it’s not easy to bounce back from two straight 5-11 seasons so quickly but at this point in the offseason, there is a lot of hope. Such hope that if everything falls into place and the Jets start racking up wins thanks to a successful offense and a gritty defense, Johnson could be completely accurate in his current assessment of the team in late July.
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It’s that time of year where training camps are starting and every team believes their own hype that they can be a playoff contender with dreams of playing in the Super Bowl. It’s been a very long time since the Jets could speak of such aspirations with players to potentially back it up but as training camp gets underway, it’s always good to stay positive and focused on the possibilities.