4 moves NY Jets must make to reach next year's Super Bowl

How can the Jets reach the Super Bowl next year?

The NY Jets could sign wide receiver Mike Evans
The NY Jets could sign wide receiver Mike Evans / Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The NY Jets must upgrade their wide receiver corps

The Jets could not have messed up the wide receiver position more if they tried last offseason. Sure, there was some bad luck. Corey Davis' retirement was a significant blow to the team's wide receiver depth, and it came at an unfortunate time.

Everything else, however, was a disaster. The Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman signings were complete flops. The team prioritized Odell Beckham Jr. over DeAndre Hopkins. The Jets didn't have a single first-round grade on a wide receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The results of Joe Douglas' wide receiver plan weren't pretty. Garrett Wilson was still Garrett Wilson, but the rest of the team's wide receiver room was likely the worst in football.

Randall Cobb and a host of undrafted free agents ended up receiving the majority of wide receiver snaps opposite Wilson as the year went on. It became abundantly clear that the Jets had a major problem with no clear fix on the roster.

The Jets will have the opportunity to amend their mistake this offseason, with a number of high-profile wide receivers potentially available. While a Davante Adams trade seems unlikely at this stage, players like Calvin Ridley or Mike Evans could be targets if they hit the open market.

The team could also upgrade the position group in the NFL Draft. Even if the Jets don't draft a wide receiver in the first round, it would make sense to address the position at some point in late April.

The Jets aren't going to compete for a Super Bowl with Randall Cobb and Jason Brownlee seeing significant playing time at wide receiver. They must make multiple additions this offseason.