4 mistakes the NY Jets can’t afford to make again in 2024

The Jets can't do these things...again

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2. The NY Jets must have a better offensive line plan

The Jets got unlucky in 2023. It's impossible for any team to survive the number of injuries the Jets had across their offensive line last season. That part shouldn't be blamed on them.

The Jets were forced to start 13 different offensive line combinations in 17 games. What makes it even more frustrating is that this was the second year in a row the team's offensive line was decimated by injuries.

But while you can't blame the Jets for poor injury luck, you can blame them for what was already a questionable offensive line plan going into the season.

The Jets' offensive line struggles were the talk of training camp and even one of the primary storylines on "Hard Knocks." It was no secret that, even when mostly healthy, the Jets' offensive line was an issue.

Laken Tomlinson has been a complete bust of a free-agent signing. Mekhi Becton, while healthy in 2023, was one of the worst starting tackles in football. That's two players the Jets fully expected to be a part of their starting offensive line.

The team also went into the year with Duane Brown as their expected starting left tackle. Brown was coming off offseason shoulder surgery and missed essentially the entire summer. Relying on him to stay healthy for an entire season was always a losing wager.

The Jets need to enact a better offensive line game plan for the 2024 season. The team can't afford to rely on injury-riddled veterans or low-end starters — not with Rodgers coming off his Achilles injury.

All eyes are on the offensive line this offseason.