The NY Jets brought in a large supply of veteran talent during free agency and supplemented that with what could go down as a historic draft.
There is a ton of excitement around players the Jets brought in such as Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson, Laken Tomlinson, Tyler Conklin, and D.J. Reed, among others.
In the second year of the marriage between general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh, there seems to be a different type of energy coming out of the building at One Jets Drive.
In a loaded AFC, the Jets will attempt to compete for the playoffs with a young roster that looks much improved from a year ago. In spite of the optimism, there is a massive hill to climb in the division.
The Bills are arguably the class of the entire conference, the Dolphins look like a force to be reckoned with on paper, and the Patriots cannot be counted out based on the fact that they have owned the Jets for much of this century and still employ Bill Belichick.
It remains to be seen how the Jets truly stack up against the competition, but with the season just a month away, it is worth noting that there are several returning players who should expect to directly benefit from the acquisitions the Jets made this offseason.