The New York Jets should be giving fans plenty of reasons to be excited in 2019, and tight end Chris Herndon can already feel a new energy in the locker room.
There have been plenty of changes for the Jets this offseason, from a new head coach and general manager and seismic scheme changes and new additions on both sides of the ball.
With voluntary offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp already in the books, the Jets are now looking ahead to their first training camp under new head coach Adam Gase.
There’s a different energy around the Gang Green heading into the 2019 season, and second-year tight end Chris Herndon is already loving the new direction he’s seeing from his team (via team reporter Olivia Landis):
Just from the jump, we’re taking shots down the field, we’re using everybody, and everybody’s getting a chance to touch the ball. You can just feel the different energy out there, and we’re just trying to keep this momentum that we have right now and go into the next day, let this translate to the next camp, and go into the season.
Herndon is one of many Jets who should shine in Gase’s aggressive offensive attack, along with fellow NFL sophomore Sam Darnold, the team’s franchise quarterback. The addition of star running back Le’Veon Bell in free agency should give the Jets a rare playmaker out of the backfield, and big additions like Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley and No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams should have the Jets defense playing their best football in years.
Gase may have failed to turn things around for the Miami Dolphins in his first gig as an NFL head coach, but perhaps the lessons he learned there will allow him to find success in New York. The Jets certainly have the firepower to at least be an entertaining and exciting team this season.