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4 questions the NY Jets still need to answer this summer

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1. Who will be the NY Jets TE1?

This is probably the most open-ended question on this list. No position is more improved from last season's Jets roster than tight end.

The Jets failed to address the position effectively last offseason, and they sought to correct past mistakes by signing both C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin before adding Jeremy Ruckert in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Gone are the likes of Ryan Griffin and Tyler Kroft and in are two bonafide starting-caliber tight ends and one of the most promising young tight ends in this year's draft class. Talk about a complete makeover.

The assumption has been that Uzomah, who's making slightly more money than his free-agent counterpart, would get the first crack at the starting tight end job. However, with Uzomah and Ruckert sidelined by minor injuries this spring, Conklin has shined.

The former Minnesota Vikings tight end was one of the notable standouts from minicamp with many projecting that he might be the team's top tight end entering the season.

But perhaps the better question is, will the Jets even have a true TE1? Even with Griffin and Kroft lining up at the position, the Jets still used a ton of two-tight-end sets last season. Expect the same to be the case this year.

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We'll probably have a better idea of what the plan is for the tight end position this summer. Will it be Uzomah? Will it be Conklin? Could it even be Ruckert? The best bet is that it'll be a combination of all three.

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