1. The NY Jets must fix their offensive line
It all starts with the offensive line. While it's fair to question the Jets' offensive line plan entering the 2023 season, it's impossible to overlook how unlucky the team got.
The Jets were forced to start a whopping 13 different offensive line combinations in 17 games as a result of a seemingly neverending slew of injuries.
The likes of Alijah Vera-Tucker, Joe Tippmann, Connor McGovern, Mekhi Becton, Duane Brown, Wes Schweitzer, Billy Turner, and Carter Warren all missed time due to injury. The Jets were starting players who had been signed from other teams' practice squads just days earlier.
So for as bad as the Jets' offensive line was in 2023, not all of it was the team's fault. Some of it definitely was, though.
Relying on a 38-year-old Brown coming off major shoulder surgery to be the full-time starting left tackle was never smart. Becton and Laken Tomlinson were the only two starters to play most of the season, and both players were among the worst at their respective positions. That's not injury luck.
The Jets have their work cut out for them this offseason, as they'll realistically be looking for at least two new starters along the offensive line. They'll also be relying on Vera-Tucker, who has missed large portions of the last two seasons with injuries.
Regardless, the Jets need to figure out a way to fix their offensive line this offseason. This team isn't going to go far unless they find a way to bolster their trenches and keep Aaron Rodgers upright. This must be the Jets' top priority.