NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas faces a make-or-break offseason in 2024. While team owner Woody Johnson hasn't come out and outright said it, next season will, for all intents and purposes, be playoffs or bust for the current regime.
Douglas needs to put his team in a position to thrive in 2024 — a tall task given his numerous missteps last offseason. Most of the goodwill that Douglas built up as a result of his impressive 2022 NFL Draft class has dissipated at this point.
The Jets' general manager has to do better this offseason. The usually tight-lipped Douglas has already alluded to a number of different moves that he plans to make this offseason, either via his words or his actions.
Here is a look at four likely Jets offseason moves their general manager has already foreshadowed.
4. NY Jets will be in the market for a big-name WR
While Douglas refused to acknowledge a "playoffs-or-bust" narrative for next season, he did make it clear that the team needs to see results. One of the more notable takeaways from his post-season press conference was his admittence of a "sense of urgency."
Douglas acknowledged his players' frustrations and strongly hinted that his team would do everything they could to compete for a Super Bowl next season. That certainly suggests the Jets might have a big move up their sleeve.
It doesn't take much to connect the dots and assume the Jets will target a top-level wide receiver addition this offseason. Davante Adams remains the pipedream for many Jets fans, but others, such as Mike Evans, Tee Higgins, and Michael Pittman Jr., could also be available.
If all else fails, the Jets seem likely to make the position a priority early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Either way, the Jets will be big-game hunting this offseason.