Standout: Tony Adams, S, NY Jets
One player who continues to impress is safety Tony Adams. Adams picked off Aaron Rodgers with a leaping interception on a deep ball up the seam intended for Mecole Hardman. It was the second time that Adams intercepted Rodgers this summer.
A 2022 undrafted free agent, Adams surprisingly made the 53-man roster last season and showed promise in a limited role as a rookie. Now, entering the 2023 season, he seems like the favorite to start alongside Jordan Whitehead.
Adams has been the best safety on the roster this summer. He's worked almost exclusively with the first-team defense ahead of Adrian Amos and continues to make plays.
With Thursday's Hall of Fame Game on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how much the Jets opt to play Adams. If Amos and the other backups receive the majority of snaps, it'll be a pretty clear indication of how the Jets view their second-year safety.
Dud: Wes Schweitzer, C/OG, NY Jets
The Jets made a change at the center position on Monday, running veteran Wes Schweitzer with the first-team defense ahead of Connor McGovern. The change did not go well.
Schweitzer struggled for most of the day, including multiple bad snaps that essentially ruined plays before they really started. On one play, Schweitzer nearly snapped the ball over Rodgers' head with the offense pinned back against the goal line.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters after practice that the team would continue to have an open competition for the center job, but that competition appears to be between McGovern and Schweitzer.
Rookie Joe Tippmann has worked exclusively with the third-team offense, and the Jets don't seem to be in a hurry to promote him. Right now, it's McGovern's job to lose.